Irish Papist

Irish Papist
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Read St. Patrick!

For the past three or four years, I've made a St. Patrick's Day tradition of reading the great man's Confessio-- a text I have seen described as the beginning of Irish history, as it is the first Irish text written by an identifiable person. (I'm too lazy to verify that.)

The document is a short one and well worth reading if you want to do something genuinely appropriate to the day. St. Patrick's voice comes to us through the ages-- a humble, pious, determined, very endearing human being.

Today, I found this wonderful site, where you can read various translations of the Confessio, hear an audio version, and more! Have a look!

1 comment:

  1. I actually have his Confessions as a book, but because there are a few books I have in a "To read" pile I haven't gotten around to it yet. I should try and make way for it next St. Patrick's Day at the latest.

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