If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God so as to teach these peoples; even though some of them still look down on me.
"Saint Patrick" was a 5th-century Romano-British culture/Romano-British Christian missionary and Archbishop of Armagh/bishop in Gaelic Ireland/Ireland. Known as the "Apostle of Ireland", he is the primary patron saint of Ireland along with Saints Brigit of Kildare/Brigit and Columba.
The dates of Patrick's life cannot be fixed with certainty but, on a widespread interpretation, he was active as a missionary in Ireland during the second half of the fifth century. He is generally credited with being the first bishop of Armagh, Primacy of Ireland/Primate of Ireland.
When he was about 16, he was captured from his home in Great Britain by Irish Pirates, and taken as a Slavery in medieval Europe/slave to Ireland, where he lived for six years before escaping and returning to his family. After becoming a cleric, he returned to northern and western Ireland. In later life, he served as an ordained bishop, but little is known about the places where he worked. By the seventh century, he had already come to be revered as the patron saint of Ireland.
Saint Patrick's Day is observed on 17 March, the date of his death. It is celebrated inside and outside Ireland as a religious and cultural holiday. In the dioceses of Ireland, it is both a solemnity and a holy day of obligation; it is also a celebration of Ireland itself.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous saints! More Saint Patrick on Wikipedia.
I am imperfect in many things, nevertheless I want my brethren and kinsfolk to know my nature so that they may be able to perceive my soul's desire.
Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
That which I have set out in Latin is not my words but the words of God and of apostles and prophets, who of course have never lied. He who believes shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be damned. God has spoken.
The Lord opened the understanding of my unbelieving heart, so that I should recall my sins.
How is it that in Ireland, where they never had any knowledge of God but, always, until now, cherished idols and unclean things, they are lately become a people of the Lord, and are called children of God; the sons of. the Irish and the daughters of the chieftains are to be seen as monks and virgins of Christ.
That is a great victory for us. Because it was clear that the government and they showed in their closing argument they really wanted to equate us with violent change. And it is clear that the jury understood our message of non-violence.
Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.
No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God.