Happy Patrick's Day.

I only learnt today that St Patrick was British
My name is Patrick. I am a sinner, a simple country person, and the least of all believers. I am looked down upon by many. My father was Calpornius. He was a deacon; his father was Potitus, a priest, who lived at Bannavem Taburniae. His home was near there, and that is where I was taken prisoner. I was about sixteen at the time.

At that time, I did not know the true God. I was taken into captivity in Ireland, along with thousands of others. We deserved this, because we had gone away from God, and did not keep his commandments. We would not listen to our priests, who advised us about how we could be saved.

The Lord brought his strong anger upon us, and scattered us among many nations even to the ends of the earth. It was among foreigners that it was seen how little I was.

(Opening lines of St. Patrick's Confessio)

Unfortunately, there is no modern record of where Bannavem Taburniae was, but many scholars seem to think it was what is now Banwen in Wales.

Now for ya!
From what is now Wales, St George was a Palestinian although it was Greek at the time. St Andrew was a Galilean.

Theres not a whole lot known about Patricius tbh. Theres only two surviving source attributed to him. The ‘Confessio’ and the ‘Epistola'

All that stuff about him being a slave is bollocks.

They know he was alive in the 5th century but reports on his death differ from 420 to 490.

Did a module on him in College. Utter dose.
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