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Happy St. Patrick's Day

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Mar 17, 2014 - 10:40 AM |
For many, St. Patrick's Day is all about green beer. File photo.

For many, St. Patrick's Day is all about green beer. File photo.

Here is some information about St. Patrick, courtesy of www.st-patricks-day.com.

Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. St Patrick is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works; the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish christians.


Saint Patrick described himself as a “most humble-minded man, pouring forth a continuous paean of thanks to his Maker for having chosen him as the instrument whereby multitudes who had worshipped idols and unclean things had become the people of God.”

Saint Patrick is believed to have been born in the late fourth century, and is often confused with Palladius, a bishop who was sent by Pope Celestine in 431 to be the first bishop to the Irish.

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