Religion: In Dublin

St. Patrick was a Scotsman. He was born, son of a Roman decurion, in 387 A. D. in Kilpatrick. In his 16th year he was kidnapped by Irish marauders, sold in slavery to a Druid chieftain-priest named Milchu. Six years later he escaped Ireland, eventually reached Rome whence he was sent back by Pope St. Celestine I to begin his celebrated conversions. Up Strangford Lough he sailed in his galley, was mistaken for a pirate, 1,500 years ago this year or next. St. Patrick converted the Irish, consecrated 350 bishops, among them...

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