The History of Saint Patrick

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Patrick was made a Bishop by Pope Celestine in the year 432 and, together with a small band of followers, traveled to Ireland to commence the conversion.

Patrick confronted the most powerful man in Ireland Laoghaire, The High King of Tara as he knew that if he could gain his support that he would be safe to spread the word throughout Ireland. To get his attention Patrick and his followers lit a huge fire to mark the commencement of Spring. Tradition had it that no fire was to be lit until the Kings fire was complete, but Patrick defied this rule and courted the confrontation with the King.

The King rushed into action and travelled with the intention of making war on the holy delegation. Patrick calmed the King and with quiet composure impressed the King that he had no other intention than that of spreading the word of the Gospel. The King accepted the missionary, much to the dismay of the Druids who feared for their own power and position in the face of this new threat. They commanded that he make snow fall. Patrick declined to do so stating that this was Gods work. Immediately it began to snow, only stopping when Patrick blessed himself.

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St. Patrick's Figurine


St. Patrick's Figurine With his flowing robes, Celtic cross, and staff, this beloved patron saint of Ireland cuts a commanding figure. Imported. Polyresin. 5" tall.
 

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St Patrick's Shrine Bell Pendant A sterling silver interpretation of the venerated Irish shrine built in 1100 AD to house the bell of St. Patrick. Captivatingly engraved on four sides and accentuated with two stones of black onyx. Imported. Gift boxed. 1" bell on 18" chain.
 

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Saint Patrick from The Book of Kells
Saint Patrick from The Book of Kells