Born a Briton , with lreland , Scotland , and Wales all claming to have been his birthplace , patrick was carried off by raider when he was about sixteen years old. He was taken as a captive to lreland and there he was used as a hersman. After six years he made his escape , but once he was back home , he had a dream in which he heard , the voice of the irish , saying come and walk among us once more , so about 432 or thereabout he returned to ireland as a dynamic preacher.
until his death patrick founded and watched over churches all over ireland , at one time he spent forty days on the summit of eagle mountain , now know as st. patrick's mountain and honored as the holy hill. his purpose was to obtain special blessing and mercy for the irish , and at length his prayers were heard. among patrick's promises is one which assures the irish that patrick himself will be the one who will judge them on last day
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blessed to all