The Confession of St. Patrick

The Confession of St. Patrick

And, Letter to Coroticus

Book - 1998
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The autobiography of one of the most popular saints in history, now available in a new translation.

Beyond being recognized as the patron saint of Ireland (perhaps for having chased some nonexistent snakes off the Emerald Isle), little else is popularly known about Saint Patrick.nbsp;nbsp;And yet, Patrick left behind a unique document, his Confession, which tells us much about both his life and his beliefs.nbsp;nbsp;This autobiography, originally written in the fifth century, and short by modern standards, is nonetheless a work that fascinates with its glimpse into the life of an intriguing man, and inspires with its testament of faith.nbsp;nbsp;Here, in this new edition from internationally acclaimed translator John Skinner, the character of Patrick, his era, and his world vividly come to life.nbsp;nbsp;

Also included in this volume is the only other document known to have been written by Patrick, a letter he wrote to the soldiers of Coroticus--also Christians--who had raided parts of Ireland and taken away prisoners who were then sold into slavery.nbsp;nbsp;This letter is a wonderful demonstration of Patrick's rhetorical fire.nbsp;nbsp;Quite irate, Patrick harangues his fellow Christians, and the results are every bit as autobiographically revealing as the Confession. nbsp;nbsp;


John O'Donohue, author of Anam Cara, provides an insightful foreword that re-creates the unique spirituality of Patrick and of the Irish people, and shows how it applies to our lives today.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Doubleday, 1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385491631
0385491638
Branch Call Number: 270.2092/PAT 4565nf 1
Additional Contributors: Patrick Saint,373?-463?
Skinner, John

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