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Patrick: The Story Behind The Saint

PATRICK THE STORY BEHIND THE SAINT Named Maewyn Succat Born in Roman Britain, 387 AD, Near Banna Venta Bernia "And He watched over me beforel knew Him and before I learned sense or even distinguished between good and evil." Captured by Irish Pirates at the age of 16 Brought to Ireland, enslaved for six years worked as a Shepherd around Slemish, County Antrim Spiritual Awakening Heard a voice at age 22 telling him to go home Ran away to port, set sail for Britain. Shared his faith with fellow shipmates May have been captured and held for 60 days in Tours, France Had a vision to go back to the place where he had been held captive and minister to the people Began a time of intense religous studying Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ on my right, Christ on my left, Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in the eye that sees me, Christ in the ear that hears me. Patrick's Impact on Ireland Pope CelestineI gave him the name "Patritious" when he was made a bishop. 100,000 Baptisms 300 New Churches Countless Priests and Nuns "Thou art the Redeemer of souls. Reached Princes and Paupers Thou art the Liberator of those who believe. Thou art the Hope of those who toil. Thou art the Comforter of those in sorrow. Thou art the Way to those who wander. Thou art Master to the nations. Patrick Faced Thou art the Creator of all creatures. many hardships Thou art the Lover of all good. Thou art the Prince of all virtues. Thou art the joy of all Thy saints. Thou art life perpetual. Thou art joy in truth.." Refused Money Beaten Repeatedly Chained "Ipray to God to give me perseverance and to deign that I be a faithful witness to Him to the end of my life for my God." The Legacy of St. Patrick Faced Execution Became the patron Saint of Ireland, revered as early as the 7th Century Believe to have died on March 17th (St. Patrick's Day) Buried at Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, County Down, Ireland R.I.P. In Ireland, St. Patrick Day is a Solemn and Holy day Saint Patrick was devoted to God and to the Irish people Sources

Patrick: The Story Behind The Saint

shared by amichiganfan on Mar 10
Engaging infographic that presents a timeline of the key events from the life of St. Patrick of Ireland. This visual history lesson also features famous quotes from Saint Patrick and describes his im...


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