One of the great missionaries of Europe was St. Patrick. He is known for bringing the gospel of peace to pagan Ireland. Aside from his missionary accomplishments, St. Patrick’s writings have touched readers through the centuries with his message of faith and humility. St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland presents two volumes on the life and works of St. Patrick: The Confession of St. Patrick and The Life and Writings of St. Patrick. These valuable volumes will especially interest students, professors, and those wanting to know more about St. Patrick and the history of Christianity in Ireland.
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- Translation of Confession from its original Latin
- Comprehensive biography of St. Patrick's life and works
- Introductions, appendixes, indexes, and notes for further understanding
- Title: St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland (2 vols.)
- Volumes: 2
- Pages: 843
About St. Patrick
St. Patrick was one of the great missionaries of Europe and lived a truly extraordinary life. He was a Romano-Briton Christian, born in the mid-fourth century during the decline of Roman rule in the Britain. At the age of 16 he was captured by pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland. During his six years in captivity he learned the Irish language and culture. After escaping back to Britain, Patrick entered the Church and was ordained a bishop. With true love for the people of Ireland, Patrick returned to the place of his captivity as a missionary. He preaching the Gospel throughout Ireland for the last fifteen years or so of his life and died around 440. By the sixth century, with the conversion of Ireland largely complete, Patrick was recognized as the island’s patron saint. His work had a profound impact on the history of Christianity in Europe, because Irish missionaries to continental Europe during the sixth and seventh centuries were instrumental in the conversion of the Barbarian tribes who had dismembered the Roman Empire.