Top Ten Tuesday: St. Patrick

Top Ten Tuesday: St. Patrick


Ten Facts About St. Patrick

1. Patrick’s birth name was Maewyn Succat.

2. At the age of sixteen, he was kidnapped from his home in Britain and sold as a slave in Ireland.  He remained in captivity for six years working as a shepherd.

3. It was during this captivity that Maewyn began praying regularly and strengthened his relationship with God.

4. After being told in a dream to flee, Maewyn ran away from his captors and found passage on a boat to France.

5. After 3 days of sailing, the boat landed, and the men began walking towards the nearest city.

6.  Twenty-nine days later, the group was still walking and completely out of supplies.  Maewyn prayed for food, and God sent a herd of swine (BACON!).

7. Maewyn eventually returned to England, and his family urged him to remain with them.

8. In yet another dream, Maewyn was told to become a missionary to the animistic people of Ireland.

9. During his ministry, he led thousands of Irish people to Christ and started hundreds of churches.

10. As a missionary, Maewyn’s name was changed to Patrick.  St. Patrick’s Day is a Catholic holiday which honors St. Patrick for his dedicated service to the Lord.

To learn more, you can read this short biography or simply watch the Veggie Tales clip below 🙂

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