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5 Fascinating stories about St. Patrick and his influence


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Philip Kosloski - published on 03/05/21

St. Patrick is a legendary saint who inspired not only druids, but also his own family members.

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While the world is familiar with the historical figure of St. Patrick, few know the direct impact he had on those around him.

Here are 5 remarkable stories about St. Patrick and how he influenced both believers and non-believers alike during his time in Ireland.

  1. Did you know St. Patrick’s sister is also a saint?
  2. The fire of St. Patrick that led to Ireland’s conversion
  3. How St. Patrick’s nephew became a saint
  4. 5 Inspiring quotes from St. Patrick that reveal his humanity
  5. Did St. Patrick expel snakes from Ireland?


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