Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 5th sacred

Patrick, 389-461
- captured as a slave and taken to Ireland, Patrick returned later to Ireland (on behalf of the English “king”?) and worked to convert the Irish to Christianity - although strongly opposed by the Druids, Patrick was successful (supposedly he even was able to drive the snakes out of Ireland) - during the “Dark Ages” while the rest of Europe was in decay, Ireland was a center of culture, learning and religion

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