Mudcat Café message #927852 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30956   Message #927852
Posted By: Blackcatter
07-Apr-03 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: What Do you know about St. Patrick?
Subject: RE: BS: What Do you know about St. Patrick?
There's little evidece that Patrick ever existed at all. Primary proof of his "existence" is derrived from his autobiography which was "discovered" hundreds of years after his time. Little, if anything can be pulled out of contemporary reports. Add to that the Church's penchant for writing the histories of saints (many of which likely never existed either) and you have a wonderful legend that has little basis in fact.