Most references to St. Patrick’s Day in our time are allusions to drunkenness – whether mild cases or otherwise. Thus, it’s altogether sobering to hear of the real St. Patrick and the nature of his life which you will find here.
Here’s an excerpt:
Patrick–whose adult life falls in the fifth century–was actually British, not Irish. He was born into a Christian family with priests and deacons for relatives, but by his own admission, he was not a good Christian growing up. As a teenager he was carried by Irish raiders into slavery in Ireland. His faith deepened during this six year ordeal. Upon escaping Ireland he went back home to Britain. While with his family he received a dream in which God called him to go back to Ireland to convert the Irish pagans to Christianity.