Saint Patrick's was born in Old Kilpatrick, Scotland, and his birth name was Maewyn Succat. He took the name of Patrick when he was ordained a priest. Happy Paddy's Day!
Read any biography of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and you’ll find that he was born in the late 4th century somewhere on the island of Britain. Patrick was kidnapped while still in his teens, and sold as a slave in Ireland. Some histories place the blame on Irish pirates, while others blame the … Continue reading Saint Patrick & the Slave Trade