The Confession of Saint Patrick

Author: Saint Patrick,Aeterna Press

Publisher: Aeterna Press


Category: Religion

Page: 36

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It has been remarked by Lord Bacon, in one of his happy illustrations, that time is like a river, which, as it flows on, bears on its surface only what is light and trivial, while all that is solid and valuable sinks beneath its waters. The history of St. Patrick is an instance of the truth of this observation; his real character was for ages unknown; his name was associated, in the popular belief, only with puerile fables and ridiculous miracles, and no one thought of doubting that the doctrines which he taught were those of the modern Church of Rome. Aeterna Press

The Confession of St. Patrick

Author: Saint Patrick

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780385491631

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 81

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In an autobiography, the fifth-century Irish saint describes his early life, his enslavement, his sins, and his dedication to Christianity

Saint Patrick

Author: William J. Federer

Publisher: Amerisearch, Inc.

ISBN: 9780965355759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

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This is the real history of the amazing life of St. Patrick that went from tragedy to triumph as he founded 300 churches and reevangelized Europe.

The experience of God in the writings of Saint Patrick: reworking a faith received

Author: Swan William Declan

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 8878392669

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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This dissertation is a theological study of the writings of Saint Patrick of Ireland, composed in the fifth century, that are the oldest surviving pieces of Christian literature in the Irish Church. It is a response to Ad Gentes 22 at the Second Vatican Council where every local Church was invited to return to its own history and time when the Christians, this task leads back to St. Patrick and the faith in the Triune God he brought to a previously pagan land. The study represents an attentive listening to Patrick in his own words and his experience of God that he narrates and shares with his audience. The thesis is Trinitarian in content and form. Having introduced the reader to Patrick’s story, the sources and the ressourcement method employed to reinterpret Patrick’s teaching, emergent themes are then grouped together under Trinitarian headings: first Patrick’s experience of God as Father, his experience of Jesus Christ and his experience of the Holy Spirit. The final chapter of the thesis represents a meditatio on the previous chapters and explores new interpretations that have emerged from a lectio of Patrick’s writings. These interpretations are also grouped under Trinitarian headings and show how Patrick’s transformative experience of God is accessible to all modern Christians. In this sense, Patrick’s writings are invaluable sources of ressourcement that serve the ongoing need for an aggiornamento for how the Christian faith can be understood and lived. The study seeks a spiritual and theological communion with Patrick at a vital moment in the history of Irish Christianity: a communion that seeks to nourish and rejuvenate Christian faith in the twenty-first century.

The Story of Saint Patrick

Author: Joseph Sanderson

Publisher: N.A



Page: 576

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The Life and Writings of Saint Patrick

Author: Saint Patrick,Aeterna Press

Publisher: Aeterna Press


Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Our chief purpose in writing this new Life of St Patrick, when so many Lives already exist, is to give a fuller and, we venture to hope, more exact account of the Saint’s missionary labours in Ireland than any that has appeared since the Tripartite Life was first written. For this purpose we have not only thoroughly studied Colgan’s great work, and made ourselves familiar with the really valuable publications of our own times, but we have, when practicable, personally visited all the scenes of the Saint’s labours, both at home and abroad, so as to be able to give a local colouring to the dry record, and also to catch up, as far as possible, the echoes, daily growing fainter, of the once vivid traditions of the past. Aeterna Press