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st patrick

StPatrick, the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick is a well-known figure in the Catholic Church, he is known for his role in spreading Christianity in Ireland during the 5th century. St. Patrick was born in Britain around 385 AD, and was kidnapped by Irish raiders at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped after six years, but later returned to Ireland as a missionary. He is said to have preached throughout the country, using the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity, and is credited with converting many Irish people to Christianity. St. Patrick is also known for driving the snakes out of Ireland, which is a metaphor for his efforts to convert the Irish people away from their pagan beliefs and practices. He is also known for his many miracles, including healing the sick and casting out demons. He established monasteries and schools throughout Ireland, and is credited with helping to preserve Christianity in Ireland during the Dark Ages. St. Patrick died on March 17, 461 AD and his feast day is celebrated on that day. He is considered a national hero in Ireland, and his day is celebrated with parades and festivals around the world, particularly in Ireland, but also in places with a large Irish population such as the United States and Canada. St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and is also invoked for protection of travelers, engineers and against snakes. Remember: The shamrock is now Ireland's national flower, worn on StPatrick's feast day, March 17. Shop Veritas' range of St Patrick's books and gifts today.

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