Patrick Wasn't Really Irish
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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