Myths and Legends

Saint Patrick in Context: Dates, Legends, and The Confessio

Saint Patrick in Context: Dates, Legends, and The Confessio

He is Ireland’s outstanding patron saint, conventionally held to have brought Christianity to the country in 432, and his feast day every 17 March is the cause for commemoration and revelry throughout the world – but remarkably little can be stated with any degree of certainty about the life of Saint Patrick. Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated on the traditional date of…