Born in Scotland, at Kilpatrick, Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. His exact birth date is unknown. However, it is believed that he was born sometime around the year 385 AD and died around the year 460 AD.
Born to wealthy parents, Calphurnius and Conchessa, Patrick lived among the wealthy and high ranking families. Irish intruders at his father’s home took prisoner Saint Patrick at the age of sixteen. He was taken to Ireland where he was sold as a slave. He spent the next six years as a captive in Ireland.
He spent much of this time tending the flocks of his master in solitude in the valley of the Braid. He became lonely and afraid and turned to God and religion for comfort, praying several times throughout his day. During this time, he learned the Celtic tongue fluently. He also learned of the rituals of Druidism, since his master was a druidical high priest.
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