Author: Patrick, St. (c. 390-c. 461)
St. Patrick is a patron saint of Ireland.
Although many details of his life are shrouded in mystery
and legend, it is clear that St. Patrick had a profound
impact upon the people of Ireland. The Confessions of St.
Patrick is the brief story of St. Patrick's life, told
through his own eyes. The work provides an intriguing
glance into one of history's best-known saints. The
Confessions of St. Patrick is similar to St. Augustine's
Confessions--they are more theological in nature than
autobiographical. Scholars have speculated that St.
Patrick penned this work in defense of his good name,
after having his character attacked by people in power.
Regardless, it provides a stirring account of the
miraculous ways that God works, and encourages believers
into a life of courage and holiness.
CCEL Staff Writer