Mudcat Café message #927689 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30956   Message #927689
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
07-Apr-03 - 04:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: What Do you know about St. Patrick?
Subject: RE: BS: What Do you know about St. Patrick?
The Wordsworth Dictionary of Saints gives:
"Patrick's exact birthplace is unclear; it is thought to have been somewhere between the mouths of the Severn and the Clyde, but some claim he was born at Bolougne-sur-mer or at Kilpatrick, near Dunbarton.
His father Calpurnius was a Romano-British official and deacon and his grandfather was a Christian priest. He was carried off to slavery in Ireland by a raiding party when 16."