The feast day of Saint Patrick is this weekend. St. Patrick is the famous “Apostle of Ireland” who converted the entire island to Christianity. He was born at Kilpatrick, Scotland, in the year 387 and died at Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 493.
St. Patrick was the son of a deacon who was kidnapped at the age of 16 and sold as a slave. During his six-year captivity he acquired a perfect knowledge of the Celtic language, which enabled him to evangelize the Celtic people in his adulthood.
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