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The real story of St. Patrick

An essay series on the life and legend of a popular Irish saint.
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There’s more to St. Patrick than shamrocks and beer

How a teen of Roman nobility became Ireland‘s ‘Holy Boy.’

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How St. Patrick changed Ireland—and the church

We tell the story of St. Patrick not because it’s historical, but because it contains truth.

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An Easter slave raid inspired this saint to pursue justice

St. Patrick spoke with fire on behalf of people who were oppressed.


Image: DonkeyHotey via Flickr, “Saint Patrick”, CC BY 2.0

About the author

Damian Costello

Dr. Damian Costello is the author of Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism. He is a faculty member at NAIITS (formerly North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies) and the American Co-Chair of the Indigenous Catholic Research Fellowship (ICRF).

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