What Was St. Patrick’s REAL Name? The Fascinating History Behind Ireland’s Patron Saint

ChurchPOP | 3/14/2019 | Staff
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Did you know St. Patrick’s name actually wasn’t Patrick?

In a recent episode of The Catholic Talk Show, Ryan DellaCrosse, Ryan Scheel, and Fr. Rich Pagano discuss the fascinating history behind the amazing St. Patrick!

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Scheel reveals that St. Patrick’s birth name was actually Maewyn Succat. He wasn’t even really Irish–he was Roman-British!

Listen the fascinating history below:

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When Maewyn (or St. Patrick) was 16 years old, Scheel explains that North Atlantic Pirates kidnapped him and took him to Ireland where they forced him to be a shepherd. Throughout this time, Maewyn wrote of his terrible loneliness.

Scheel then says that St. Patrick’s mother was a devout Christian, but he wasn’t.

Exile

“While he’s living in this exile against...
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