What do you know about St. Patrick?
- I’m guessing he was Irish
- He used a shamrock to describe God
- He drove the snakes out of Ireland
Patrick of Ireland was born in Great Britain. At age sixteen, he was captured by Irish pirates. For six years he was a slave, working as a shepherd. During this time, he developed a personal relationship with God through prayer. He escaped and returned to his family. He later returned to Ireland as a Christian missionary. He might have used a shamrock to describe the Trinity. And the snakes? Probably just legend.