Life and Legend of Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick was a Romano-Briton and Christian missionary, who
is the most generally recognized patron saint of Ireland,
although are also formally patron saints.
a Irish patron saint?
- Annals of Ulsterr
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2) Patrick was born in Roman Britain at
Banna Venta Berniae, a location otherwise unknown. Roman
Britain was the part of the island of Great Britain controlled
by the Roman Empire between AD 43 and about 410.
3) What year is it believed Patrick was born?
- 387 AD
- 397 AD
- 407 AD
4) His parents were Calphurnius and
Conchessa. The former belonged to a Roman family of high rank
and held the office of decurio in Gaul or Britain. Conchessa was
a near relative of the great patron of Gaul, St Martin of Tours
5) In or about his sixteenth year, Patrick
was carried into captivity by marauders and was sold as a slave
to an Irish chieftan named Milchu in Dalriada.
an area in what present-day county?
6) How many years is it believed he was a slave?
- 2 years
- 4 years
- 6 years
7) According to the latest reconstruction of
the old Irish annals, Patrick died in AD 461 on March 17, a date
accepted by some modern historians.
the 1940s it was believed without doubt that he died in what
8) There is plentiful evidence that Patrick
had died in 533.
9) Where is the reputed burial place of St. Patrick?
10) Pious legend credits St. Patrick with
banishing snakes from the island, however all evidence suggests
that post-glacial Ireland never had snakes. However, one
suggestion is that snakes referred to the serpent symbolism of
the Druids during that time and place, as exampled on coins
minted in Gaul.
11) Legend also credits St. Patrick with
teaching the Irish about the concept of the Holy Trinity by
showing people a four-leaved clover, using it to highlight the
Christian belief of four divine persons in the one God.'