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Saint Patrick Wasn't Really Irish

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St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, wasn't really Irish. He was Scottish. Patrick was born in Kilpatrick, Scotland, in 387, to important Roman parents. He was kidnapped and taken to Ireland as a slave when he was 16. He escaped after six years and returned to Scotland. Many years later, he returned to Ireland, this time bringing with him the message of the Christian Church. He converted many people in Ireland to Christianity. He founded churches and abbeys and other places for people to worship and study. It was not always easy for Patrick. Many times, he was arrested and held by Irish druids, who didn't exactly like this new religion. But Patrick held to his faith.

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