This is a small marble resin statue of Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick was a Christian missionary and later bishop in Ireland. This important figure in Irish history lived during the second half of the 5th century.
Because Patrick lived during the first 1000 years of Christianity, he was never actually canonized by a pope. During his time, holy people were celebrated as saints by decree of local or regional churches.
According to legend, Saint Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to teach people about Christianity's Holy Trinity. This is why shamrocks are associated with St. Patrick's Day.
We celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17th, the traditional date of the saint's death. This small resin statue of Saint Patrick is a perfect memento of the holy Irish symbol. The full color statue is made from marble resin and stands six inches tall.