Meet St. Patrick

Meet St. Patrick “Saint Patrick was a Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as the “Apostle of Ireland”, he is the primary patron saint of the island along with Saints Brigid and Columba.
Two authentic letters from him survive, from which come the only generally-accepted details of his life.[*] When he was about 16, he was captured from his home and taken as a slave to Ireland, where he lived for six years before escaping and returning to his family. After becoming a cleric, he returned to northern and western Ireland as an ordained bishop, but little is known about the places where he worked. By the seventh century, he had already come to be revered as the patron saint of Ireland.” Wikipedia
Patrick : son of Ireland : a novel (M)
by Stephen R. Lawhead
Meet St. Patrick “Novel brings to magnificent life one of the most revered and remarkable figures of Celtic legend. He enters the world as Succat Morgannwg, born of a noble Welsh family in the golden age of Britain. But at age sixteen he is violently torn from his family and home by Irish raiders and sold as a slave to a brutal king. So begin seven years of toil, abuse, and servitude — and an education that will ultimately turn his path toward the extraordinary.” – Publisher
The Divine Sacrifice (M)
by Tony Hays
Meet St. Patrick “Asked to investigate the death of an elderly monk, counselor Malgwyn ap Cuneglas and King Arthur journey to Glastonbury abbey where they find not only a murderer but the famous St. Patrick, who has come looking for heresy. Malgwyn is a memorable sleuth: a warrior, a thinker, and a tactician. VERDICT Hays’s follow-up to The Killing Way serves up fifth-century church politics, warring philosophies regarding the celibacy issue, and a portrait of Arthur as an intelligent man caught between the growing dogma of the Church and his desire to bring all his subjects under the rule of the crown. Medieval mystery fans and readers who enjoy Peter Tremayne, Cora Harrison, and Bernard Cornwell will love this”- Library Journal

The Steadfast Man: a life of St. Patrick (M)
by Paul Gallico
Meet St. Patrick “This is a [1958] biography of St. Patrick, which, if it adds nothing to the meager knowledge of Ireland’s patron saint assembled by scholars, does present the known data along with some plausible conjecture for a popular audience, particularly Catholics and especially Irish Catholics.” – Kirkus Reviews




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