- NAME: St. Patrick
- OCCUPATION: Saint
- BIRTH DATE: c. 385
- PLACE OF BIRTH: England, United Kingdom
- AKA: Saint Patrick
- AKA: St. Patrick
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St. Patrick is Ireland's patron saint, known for spreading Christianity throughout the country as a missionary during the 5th century.
Saint Patrick - The Druid (2:24)
Saint Patrick was depicted to be a "Warrior of God," taking on a similar image to Irish-Pagan heroes of the past.
A battle between Saint Patrick and the Druid takes place with mystical events and items, such as magic cloaks and a duel of miracles.
Although he was born into an elite family, he lived in shame after being sold into slavery in Ireland.
When confessing his sin to his friend, Saint Patrick was attacked by his elders and his church for what he had done.
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Throughout his missionary work, St. Patrick continued to promote the conversion of Ireland to Christianity by electing Church officials, creating councils, founding monasteries and organizing Ireland into dioceses.
St. Patrick died circa 461 in Saul, Ireland. He is said to have been buried in Ulster, County Down, Ireland.
Though he was never formally canonized as a pope, St. Patrick is on the List of Saints, and was declared a Saint in Heaven by many Catholic churches. St. Patrick was also venerated in the Orthodox Catholic Church.
The Episcopal Church annually honors St. Patrick with the celebration of St. Patrick's Day on March 17, which falls during the Christian season of Lent. For more than 1,000 years, the Irish have observed St. Patrick's Day as a religious holiday. Traditionally, on St. Patrick's Day, Irish families would attend church in the morning and celebrate later—including eating a traditional meal of cabbage and Irish bacon.
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