The legacy of St. Patrick is a combination of fact and fiction, history and fantasy. These are the most popular books that tell his story.
St. Patrick tells us in his Confession that he was ready to give his life to spread the Gospel in Ireland. But did he die a martyr?
St. Patrick famously wrote a confession, but to what did he confess? One historian makes the case for murder.
Was St. Patrick on a mission of peace, or did he use violence to convert the pagans of Ireland to Christianity?
The answer seems obvious. But once you start peeling back the layers, you’ll see why some call St. Patrick’s Catholicness into question.
It gets awful lonely up in the Slieve Mish Mountains. Did St. Patrick ever seek something beyond plutonic male companionship?
History tells us that St. Patrick had a special fondness for members of the opposite sex. But did he ever tie the knot?
Was St. Patrick an only child? History tells us one story, legend another. Learn about Patrick’s family ties.
It’s likely he grew up speaking Welsh. And he had to learn Latin to become a priest. But did St. Patrick ever learn Irish?
Sainthood requires miracles. So what miracles (if any) did St. Patrick perform in Ireland?