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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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Key Features

  • Translation of Confession from its original Latin
  • Comprehensive biography of St. Patrick's life and works
  • Introductions, appendixes, indexes, and notes for further understanding

Product Details

  • Title: St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland (2 vols.)
  • Volumes: 2
  • Pages: 843

Individual Titles

The Confession of St. Patrick

  • Author: Thomas Olden
  • Publisher: James McGlashan
  • Publication Date: 1853
  • Pages: 78

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

“I am Patrick, a sinner, the most unschooled and least of all the faithful, and utterly despised by many,” was the first sentence St. Patrick penned of his Confession—the autobiography of his life and missionary journeys. Over the past centuries, various writers have quoted from St. Patrick’s Confession, finding encouragement in its many lessons of faith and humility. The Confession St. Patrick is a translation of St. Patrick’s famous Confession from its original Latin. It includes an extensive introduction and notes, as well as an explanation of the translation process Thomas Olden underwent.


  • Of St. Patrick's Birth and Captivity, and of This Confession
  • Having Escaped from Slavery, by Flight, He Returns to His Country
  • Of His Calling into Ireland, and of Many Impediments
  • The Fruits of His Mission
  • He Declares with How Much Disinterestedness He Had Preached the Gospel

Thomas Olden (1823–1900) was the rector of Ballyclogh 1868–1899, Cork, Ireland. He attended Trinity College in Dublin and received a BA, MA, BD, and honorary DD. An Irish Anglican writer, he wrote over sixty entries, mostly on Irish saints.

The Life and Writings of St. Patrick

  • Author: John Healy
  • Publisher: M. H. Gill & Son
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: 765

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The Life and Writings of St. Patrick is one of the fullest and exact accounts of St. Patrick’s missionary labors in Ireland. Avoiding bias opinions of the saint by gathering information from ancient records, this biography allows the story of St. Patrick’s life to speak for itself. It includes nine appendixes that discuss—in detail—various aspects of St. Patrick’s life, as well as a map illustrating St. Patrick’s missionary journeys through Ireland.


  • Early Lives of St. Patrick
  • St. Patrick's Birthplace and Family
  • St. Patrick's Childhood and Boyhood
  • The Captivity of St. Patrick
  • St. Patrick's Teachers
  • St. Patrick's MIssion and Consecration
  • St. Patrick in Ulster
  • St. Patrick's Conflict with the Druids
  • St Patrick at Magh Slecht
  • St Patrick in Roscommon
  • St. Patrick in Mayo
  • St. Patrick on the Cruachan Aigle
  • St. Patrick in Tirawley
  • St. Patrick in Tirebagh
  • St. Patrick in Tirebrill and Moylurg
  • St. Patrick in Tirconnell
  • St. Patrick in Inishowen and Derby
  • St. Patrick in Down and Connor
  • St. Patrick in Oriel
  • St. Patrick in North Leinster
  • St. Patrick in South Leinster
  • St. Patrick in Ossory
  • St. Patrick in the Diocese of Limerick
  • St. Patrick Reforms the Brehon Code
  • St. Patrick in Ulidia
  • St. Patrick in Armagh
  • St. Patrick's Labors in Armagh
  • St. Patrick's Synods
  • St. Patrick's Sickness, Death, and Burial
  • The Writings of St. Patrick
  • St. Patrick's School of Armagh
  • The Household of St. Patrick
Dr. Healy has gone over the ground himself; has collected the popular traditions; has identified, wherever possible, the sites of the old Patrician churches, and to our mind has given the most accurate, the most complete, and the most interesting account of what may be called the topography of St. Patrick’s life.

The Irish Ecclesiastical Record

Dr. Healy gives us, form an inside standpoint, a copious and exhaustive history of Ireland’s Apostle. The present work, containing over seven hundred and fifty good-sized pages, embodies everything of value that is known, or probably ever will be known, on the subject. Its chief excellence is the wealth of topographical lore which the learned author has brought to his task. . . . The narrative of St. Patrick’s journeying is greatly enlivened by the Archbishop’s identification of the various places and landmarks in the modern nomenclature.

Catholic World

John Healy (1841–1918) was Archbishop of Tuam from 1903 to 1918. Prior to that, He served as Bishop of Clonfert from 1896 to 1903.

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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.


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