Monday, March 18, 2013

Saint Patrick

I am Patrick, yes a sinner and indeed untaught; yet I am established here in Ireland where I profess myself bishop.  I am certain in my heart that "all that I am," I have received from God.  So I live among barbarous tribes, a stranger and exile for the love of God.

-- Saint Patrick (c. 385 - 17 March 462, 492, or 493), Christian bishop and missionary, and patron saint of Ireland, Letter to the Soldiers of Coroticus (c.450?)

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