Historians write that the legend of St. Patrick likely is another exaggeration that supports a myth. Most seem to agree that he lived in the 5th century A.D……….that he was a Britisher captured by the Irish in a raid on his wealthy family’s home….escaped after 6 years in an Irish prison….returned to Ireland as a Christian Evangelist. The tale of his driving the snakes out of Ireland is a good story, but not true. Celebrating St. Patrick’s day reminds me of one of the first lessons learned in philosophy: there’s your truth…there’s my truth….then there’s the truth. In this life, we likely never will know THE truth about the mortal known as St. Patrick.
St. Patrick .