History tells us that St. Patrick had a special fondness for members of the opposite sex. But did he ever tie the knot?
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Did St. Patrick Have Siblings?
Was St. Patrick an only child? History tells us one story, legend another. Learn about Patrick’s family ties.
Did St. Patrick Speak Irish?
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?
Did St. Patrick Perform Miracles?
Sainthood requires miracles. So what miracles (if any) did St. Patrick perform in Ireland?
Did St. Patrick Bring Christianity to Ireland?
That was his whole thing, right? Turns out Patrick wasn’t the first Christian proselytizer to set foot on Irish soil.
Was St. Patrick Really a Saint?
I mean, it’s in the name, right? But here’s the thing: “Saint” Patrick was never formally canonized by a pope.
Was St. Patrick an Engineer?
He’s the patron saint of engineers, but did Patrick ever roll up those green sleeves and get his hands dirty?
What Was St. Patrick’s Job?
Before he became a preacher, St. Patrick had another vocation. Granted, it was not one he chose himself.
Where Did St. Patrick Get His Staff?
No image of St. Patrick would be complete without a pastoral staff (a.k.a. shepherd’s crook a.k.a. crozier) in his hand. But where did he get it?
Why Did St. Patrick Change His Name?
The world now knows him as Patrick, but his family knew him as Maewyn Succat. Why the rebrand?