March 17th is St Patrick's Day. It is celebrated widely in America and Ireland where it is a Catholic Holy Day. But who was St Patrick?
There is no evidence for when Patrick was born but he was Romano- British from a wealthy family probably from Northern Britain. He is believed to have been kidnapped by marauding Irish slavers/ pirates when he was a teenager. These raids by the Irish were common on British land at this time. While he was in Ireland, he found that prayer helped him to survive. He stayed there as a slave, working tending the animals but eventually escaped back to England. After being welcomed by his family he became a Christian, then a priest and then became a Christian missionary into Ireland during the 5th or 6th century.