Because of the celebration of St. Patrick's Day regardless of whether you are Irish or not, St. Patrick (c. 389 - 461) is probably one of the better known saints especially in the English-speaking world. However, the actual facts about him are less well-known. Here is his story.
Kidnapped and Sold Into Slavery
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Note, the years of Patrick's life are not considered very certain. The years 389 - 461 are accepted by some authorities as a reasonable estimate.
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Feast Day (Memorial): March 17
Patron of Ireland
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