On St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17, Father Joseph Fessio, founder of Ignatius Press, spoke at a private Mass at Ignatius Press of St. Patrick’s confession and Patrick’s ultimate influence in California.

Here is a 19-second excerpt from the homily:

“This land, California, this city, San Francisco, represented the Finis Terra, the end of the earth for this Irish movement. And when I was growing up here in the Bay Area, more than one half of the diocesan priests were born in Ireland.”