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Books About St. Patrick
The Wisdom of St. Patrick by
Call Number: BR1720.P26 T63 1999
Publication Date: 1999-03-02
Of all the saints through the centuries, St. Patrick stands out as the most universally beloved--and the symbol of all that is Irish. Although much of his life has been shrouded in myth and legend, two of his important writings have survived. The Wisdom of St. Patrick celebrates the life and the spirit of this remarkable individual, revealing a powerful, charismatic man whose thoughts are just as relevant today as they were more than a millennium ago.
Life of St. Patrick and His Place in History by
Call Number: BX4700.P3 B8
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
This renowned biography of the great Catholic saint, famous for converting Ireland to Christianity, is also a stunningly vivid portrait of life in the British Isles in the fifth century. Born in Britain as a Roman citizen and kidnapped by raiders to Ireland as a teenager, where he remained to do his holy work, Patrick's life encapsulates the themes of the era, as the new religion won out of paganism as the Roman Empire fell.
How the Irish Saved Civilization by
Call Number: DA930.5 .C34 1995
Publication Date: 1996
Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy and learning that would create the conditions that allowed Ireland to become "the isle of saints and scholars" -- and thus preserve Western culture while Europe was being overrun by barbarians. In this entertaining and compelling narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes maintain the very record of Western civilization -- copying manuscripts of Greek and Latin writers, both pagan and Christian, while libraries and learning on the continent were forever lost -- they brought their uniquely Irish world-view to the task.
The Church of Ireland and Its Past by This book brings together leading Irish historians who examine how the history of the Church of Ireland has been written in the 500 years since the Reformation. It traces the emergence of a distinctly Protestant narrative, shaped by the belief that the Church of Ireland was the true descendant of St Patrick, and shows how this endured down to the twentieth century, before being challenged by the development of a more secular and professional approach to the writing of history.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-07-31
One Out of 10 Americans Have Irish Ancestry
Residents With Irish Ancestry Are in All 3,142 U.S. Counties and Make Up 20% of the Population in Some
Irish heritage is strong in America: More than 31.5 million residents claim Irish ancestry, second only to German (43.0 million). The U.S. Census Bureau provides a statistical profile of Americans with Irish heritage.
Call Number: Library DVDs
Publication Date: 2007
Documentary on the life of St. Patrick and his conversion of Ireland.
In Search of Ancient Ireland by
Call Number: Library DVDs
Publication Date: 2003
A look at the history and legends of ancient Ireland. Begins in 2000 B.C., when Stone Age farmers built some of the largest and most spectacular Neolithic monuments in Europe, and continues through 1167 A.D, when the Norman invasion placed Ireland under English control.
More Information About St. Patrick
Was St. Patrick Really Irish? History Channel
Listen to the unique story of St. Patrick. Starting with the great debate as to where he was born; then, leading up to the time he was kidnapped, until the time he felt called by God to be a missionary to the land of Ireland, this video tells the amazing story of St. Patrick. This man's life displays the faithfulness of God and reveals the beautiful results when true compassion, forgiveness, and mercy are displayed through a life devoted to Christ.
Why Wear Green on St. Patrick's Day?
Did you know that the color green was not the first color associated with St. Patrick? Watch this video to see how the decision to wear green on St. Patrick's Day developed.
I Am Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
Watch an introductory video about the 700 Club's documentary concerning Patrick: the patron saint of Ireland.
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