Why is St. Patrick’s Day celebrated on March 17th? Turns out there’s much more to the story than most people realize.
Tag Archives: Saint Patrick
Book Giveaway: Saint Patrick in Your Pocket
Introducing the latest book in my Celtic Pocket Guides series, Saint Patrick in Your Pocket: 20 Questions With the Apostle of Ireland
Were There Female Druids?
Historical evidence suggests druidesses not only existed but were just as if not more powerful than their male counterparts.
Who Were the Druids? Demystifying the Mystics of the Ancient Celtic World
Druid is a title that gets bandied about with the reckless abandon of an inebriated bard. Let’s separate druid history from druid mythology, shall we?
The Top 10 Books About St. Patrick
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.
Was St. Patrick a Martyr?
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?
Was St. Patrick a Murderer? Why Did He Write His Confession?
St. Patrick famously wrote a confession, but to what did he confess? One historian makes the case for murder.
Did St. Patrick Commit Genocide? Did He Kill Pagans? Did He Battle Druids?
Was St. Patrick on a mission of peace, or did he use violence to convert the pagans of Ireland to Christianity?
Was St. Patrick Catholic?
The answer seems obvious. But once you start peeling back the layers, you’ll see why some call St. Patrick’s Catholicness into question.
Was St. Patrick Gay?
It gets awful lonely up in the Slieve Mish Mountains. Did St. Patrick ever seek something beyond plutonic male companionship?