In the year AD 389, a boy was born in Britain; they named him Patick. His father and grandfather were both active in the Celtic church… It might surprise you to know that St Patrick was not Irish and he was not Catholic.
When he was a teenager, a band of pirates plundered his village and took Patrick and many other young men captives. They traveled to Ireland and were sold into slavery.
For the next six years, Patrick herded swine as a slave. Although he was reared in a Christian home, he had never embraced Jesus for himself. But during those years of captivity, he realized that he was a sinner and Jesus was the Savior. Patrick put his faith in Christ and was born again. Shortly after that, Patrick escaped from slavery and traveled back to his hometown. His relatives were happy to have him back, but Patrick himself…
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