After a general introduction discussing the various issues involved in determining the dates of Saint Patrick’s life and other background information, Newport J. D. White provides translations from Latin of the two surviving writings of Saint Patrick: The Confession and The Letter. These are accompanied by introductions and notes to aid the reader in grasping the background and significance of this well-known, but little-understood, figure from ancient church history. Newport then provides an introduction to, and translation of, the Lorica of Saint Patrick, a medieval hymn said to be penned by the saint for the protection of him and his monks. Newport then provides a translation of the Sayings of Patrick from the Book of Armagh. Newport ends this volume with an introduction to, and translation of, the biography of Saint Patrick by the seventh-century Irish historian Muirchu.
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Newport J. D. White (DD) (1860–1963) was Archbishop King’s Professor in the University of Dublin, Canon of Saint Patrick’s, and librarian of Archbishop Marsh’s Library, Dublin. In addition to works on Saint Patrick, White also wrote the commentary on First and Second Timothy and Titus in the Expositor’s Greek Testament, vol. 4.