What I learned About St Patrick
By Dena Miller
March 17, 2017 9:45am CST
Things I learned this morning about St Patrick; St. Patrick wasn't Irish. Patrick's birthname was Maewyn. He was born in Roman Britain. He was kidnapped at the age of 16 and brought into slavery and taken to Ireland. He escapted to a monastery in Gaul, France and converted to Christianity. He went back to Ireland in 432 as a missionary. While Christianity had already taken hold in the country, tradition has it that Patrick confronted the Druids at Tara and abolished their pagan rites, making Christianity more widespread. St. Patrick died on March 17, 461. Patrick became a bishop and after his death was named Ireland's patron saint. I don't know if I have any Irish heritage in my blood line, but it is one place I would love to visit one day. Mike has some Irish in his blood line from his Mom's side of the family. Happy St Patty's day to you.
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