Rediscovering Saint Patrick by Marcus Losack.
Captured from his home by pirates as a teenager, sold into slavery in Ireland, Patrick escaped after seven years only to return years later as Ireland’s famous Apostle and now the world’s most celebrated Patron Saint…. But did St Patrick come to Ireland from Britain or France?
The location of Patrick’s homeland and the place where he was taken captive were lost to historical memory in the centuries after his death. In his confession, written in Latin, Patrick mentions certain places which have never been identified . Despite the countless books that have been written about him, we still don’t know where he came from and therefore who he really was…. until now.
A local tradition was discovered unexpectedly during a weekend stay at a small, country chateau in Brittany, France. It claims that the first building on the site was dated to the late Roman period and belonged to St Patrick’s father, Calpurnius. Marus Losack explores this new insight into Ireland’s Patron Saint.