St. Patrick was Welsh,

As people go about their day today celebrating Ireland and St Patrick, let us pause a moment and remember the humble Welsh.

St Patrick was an educated Welsh boy from a good Romano-Briton Christian family. His father was a deacon, his grandfather a priest. The church had married priests then.

Patrick was stolen away by the pagan Irish, from his home in Wales, and sold as a slave. Eventually he escaped back to his home in Roman Wales. After some years, he had a vision that he should return to Ireland and try to Christianize the pagan Irish and help the numerous Brito-Roman Christians that had been kidnapped and sold as slaves there. These are his actual words:

“I saw a man coming, as it were from Ireland. His name was Victoricus, and he carried many letters, and he gave me one of them. I read the heading: “The Voice of the Irish. As I began the letter, I imagined in that moment that I heard the voice of those very people who were near the wood of Foclut, which is beside the western sea—and they cried out, as with one voice: “We appeal to you, holy servant boy, to come and walk among us.”

Today, as you honor St Patrick, and the great contributions of Celtic Christians, remember it all began with the humble Welsh

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  • USER DEACTIVATED 2010/03/20 15:48:00
    I beg to differ. It is widely acknowledged within the Catholic Church that St. Patrick was born in Scotland.
  • Lady Wi... USER DE... 2010/03/22 00:33:32
    Lady Willpower
    You can differ all you like. It's your opinion.
  • Lady Willpower 2010/03/19 00:47:18
    Lady Willpower
    Join the discussion! Leave a comment.
  • perks-a real PATRIOT 2010/03/18 13:12:40
    perks-a real PATRIOT
    Wow Sheryn, I didn't know that, is that really true?? I wonder why that is never talked about. Thanks for the info kiddo!!
  • Lady Wi... perks-a... 2010/03/19 00:52:45
    Lady Willpower
    St Patrick was born in a place called St. David in Pembrokeshire, Wales. He was captured and kept as a slave by the Irish and later escaped, returning to Wales. He went back to Ireland in order to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. irish escaped returning wales ireland order convert pagan irish christianity
  • perks-a... Lady Wi... 2010/03/19 14:15:02
    perks-a real PATRIOT
    Thanks for the info kiddo, very interesting!!
  • Lady Wi... perks-a... 2010/03/20 00:32:15
    Lady Willpower
    You're welcome!

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