Saint Patrick
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Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was a Christian missionary given credited with converting Ireland to Christianity in the AD 400ís. So many legends surround his life that the truth is not easily found.

St Patrickís birthplace or death is not really known. Itís believed he was born around 375AD in Scotland. His parents are said to be Calpurnius and Conchessa, Romans living in Britain in charge of the colonies.

As a teen he was kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland.During his six-year captivity, he became fluent in the Irish language, he turned to God in prayer. He escaped after having a dream sent from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast where he would find a ship waiting to sail to Britain.

Patrick was sent another dream in which the people of
Ireland were calling out to him to come and walk among them once more. He returned, teaching Christianity to the Irish. He traveled throughout Ireland, preaching the Gospel. It is well believed He and his disciples preached and converted thousands over an estimated 40 years.
There is much debate over when and where he died. It is believed he died on
17 March, 460 at Saul, Downpatrick. That is why Saint Patrick's Day celebrations is on March 17th.

Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland.


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