"I am a servant of Christ to a foreign nation for the unspeakable glory of life everlasting which is in Jesus Christ our Lord." ~ PatrickMark Driscoll has a good post up wishing happy birthday to St. Patrick: One of the Greatest Missionaries Who Ever Lived!
Follow the link for a excellent short summary of the life and legacy of Patrick of Ireland. And I agree with this statement: "Saint Patrick's Day should be about missions, not green beer."
See also: Crossway Blog: The Life & Ministry of St. Patrick