ST. PATRICK HAS AN AVIATION CONNECTION
Patron Saint of Engineers
For not entirely obvious reasons, Saint Patrick is the patron saint of engineers. This fact did not escape the faculty and students of Saint Louis’ Park College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology. They have invited alumni, faculty, students and staff to come together for hors d’oeuvres and beverages, presumably some of the local liquid product brewed in Saint Louis will be served, perhaps in green.
Higher authorities know that we all greatly depend on aeronautical engineers and their expertise. It’s confiding to learn that these aviation professionals are backed by such a prominent patron!
Aside from the fun associated with the March 17th, Saint Patrick provided some good advice (in the form of a prayer, which hopefully does not offend anyone) for all of us:
“I arise today
Through God’s strength to pilot me:
God’s might to uphold me, God’s wisdom to guide me
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s way to lie before me,
God’s host to secure me
against snares of devils
against temptations of vices
against inclinations of nature
against everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and anear, alone and in a crowd.”
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Good words of wisdom for all in aviation.