Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaolaTomie dePaola is quickly becoming a household favorite. Hes a little lengthy for my preschoolers, however, my 5 yr old loves him. dePaola is educational and enjoyable to read. The illustrations have a unique style all their own that even I enjoy while reading. This one was about Saint Patrick, and was recommended reading for our Geography lesson on Ireland. It brought back memories to my son of how we celebrated St. Patricks day this year, and upon finishing it, he had many new ideas for ways for us to celebrate and decorate for the holiday again this next year. It also spoke of Saint Patricks love of God and wanting to spread the word. Being a Christian household, the message of God was appreciated and noted by my son, who enjoys church. The little note in the back by the author also pays homage to the Catholic church he grew up in, where he first learned about St. Patrick from his grandfather. A great educational read for any child.
Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain and when he was fourteen or so, he was captured by Irish pirates during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. In The Confession , he wrote:. I prayed in the woods and on the mountain, even before dawn. I felt no hurt from the snow or ice or rain. Patrick's captivity lasted until he was twenty, when he escaped after having a dream from God in which he was told to leave Ireland by going to the coast. There he found some sailors who took him back to Britain and was reunited with his family.
Patrick , flourished 5th century, Britain and Ireland; feast day March 17 , patron saint and national apostle of Ireland , credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland and probably responsible in part for the Christianization of the Picts and Anglo-Saxons. He is known only from two short works, the Confessio , a spiritual autobiography, and his Letter to Coroticus , a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish Christians. Patrick was a 5th-century missionary to Ireland and later served as bishop there. He is credited with bringing Christianity to parts of Ireland and was probably partly responsible for the Christianization of the Picts and Anglo-Saxons. He is one of the patron saints of Ireland.
A history of St Patrick The history of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland who was born in the second half of the 4th century, is inevitably sketchy. Even his year of birth is uncertain, with some scholars hitting on while others calculate It is known that he was raised near a village called Banna Vemta Burniae but its location cannot be identified. It may have been lowland Scotland but is equally likely to have been Wales, which was under Roman control at the time. Patrick's real name was probably Maewyn Succat. His father, Calpornius, was a Roman-British army officer and a deacon. Despite this family involvement in the church, the young Patrick was not a believer.
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola (Author & Illustrator)
Born somewhere in Britain arguably in the late 4th century A. During his enslavement, he was called to Christianity and escaped his captors after six years. He returned to Ireland as a missionary, and in his teachings combined Irish pagan beliefs with Christian sacrament. He is annually honored on his feast day, March The man who would come to be known as Saint Patrick, apostle of Ireland, was born in Britain circa A. Much of his life is unknown to historians and can't be verified, though some sources have listed his birth name as Maewyn Succat, with the name Patrick later taken on during his religious journeys or ordainment.