As the third week of Lent comes to a close, we pause from our lenten penances to honour Patrick, the apostle of the Irish. In our celebration of this solemn feast, we worship God, creator, redeemer and sanctifier, who brought our ancestors into the Christian fold through the preaching of St Patrick.
What do we actually know about St Patrick? Do we know anything for sure? How can we find out? Behind all the later traditions which grew around him, reflecting his influence on the people of Ireland, we have his own words. There’s now a website where you can get back to the real St Patrick. Let your parish know about it. Pádraig McCarthy.
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