Who was St. Patrick?

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was not from Ireland, but was born in Britain. He came to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16 and after escaping a few years later he returned to bring Christianity to Ireland.

The Patron Saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick St Patrick was a Roman Englishman who introduced Christianity to Ireland.

The man himself, St. Patrick, was born in Wales in 385 AD (His given name was Maewyn).

St. Patrick spent thirty years building and setting up monasteries and places of worship all around Ireland. As anyone who has been to Ireland will know, religion is a big part of being Irish.

He was thrown into prison several times and escaped each time from the Celtic Druids to continue establishing churches and monasteries all over Ireland, a mission that took him over 30 years.

St. Patrick died on March 17th, 461 AD and that day has been celebrated as St. Patrick's Day ever since.

When we Celebrate this holiday, we think of green; green foods, clothing, drinks etc.. Green came into the picture and started to be associated with this celebration in the 19th century.

The color green, in Irish legends was the color worn by fairies and immortals and the color worn by people to encourage crops to grow. Even today, when we think of green, we think of springtime, new life and new growth.

St. Patrick is a 5th century bishop who was sent by the pope to convert the pagan Druids of Ireland to Christianity.

Answer

Saint Patrick was a Romano-Briton and Christian missionary, who is the most generally recognised patron saint of Ireland.

When he was about 14 he was captured from Britain by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Ireland, where he lived for six years before escaping and returning to his family. After entering the Church, he returned to Ireland as an ordained bishop in the north and west of the island, but little is known about the places where he worked and there is no contemporary evidence for any link between Patrick and any known church building.
Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was not from Ireland, but was born in Britain. He came to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16 and after escaping a few years later he returned to bring Christianity to Ireland.
Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was not from Ireland, but was born in Britain. He came to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16 and after escaping a few years later he returned to bring Christianity to Ireland.

St. Patrick was a Roman citizen born in Britain (either Wales or Scotland). When he was 16 years old he was abducted and taken to Ireland where he was forced to work as a shepherd fro a Druid chieftain for 6 years. he finally escaped and returned to Britain. He then studied for the priesthood in Europe until the pope sent him back to Ireland as a bishop and missionary.