St. Patrick: Man, Myth & Holiday
St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. Along with St. Nicholas and St. Valentine, the secular world shares our love of these saints. Many legends and stories of St. Patrick exsist, but this is his story.
St. Patrick's day quotes that help sum up this rowdy and revered holiday
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in true Irish style with "the freshest of food and oldest of drink."
Prayers of St. Patrick
Writings of St. Patrick
Confessio: The Confession of St. Patrick
Epistola ad Coroticum: Letter To Coroticus
De abusionibus saeculi
De Tribus habitaculis
Collectio Hibernensis Canonum: Irish Collection of Canon law
St. Patrick in the Catholic Encyclopedia
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Complete listing of St. Patrick
Croagh Patrick, i.e. St. Patrick's mountain. This mountain was one of his places of retreat and stories state this is where his ministry to Ireland began.
St. Patrick's Purgatory, one of his chosen places of solitude and retreat was the island of Lough Derg.
Patrician Brothers, founding the Religious congregation of the Brothers of Saint Patrick.
Maynooth College, the National College of Saint Patrick, at Maynooth in County Kildare, about twelve miles from Dublin, founded in the year 1795.
Marie de France contributions to French literature consist of lays, the "Ysopet", and a romance published by Roquefort under the title, "Legend of the Purgatory of Saint Patrick"
Aubrey Thomas Hunt de Vere traces the progress of spiritual thought in the development of the nations, notably Ireland, in "The Legend of St. Patrick" (London, 1872)
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