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St. Patrick's Breastplate

Author: Saint Patrick

Patrick, St., the 2nd Bishop and Patron Saint of Ireland, was the son of Calpurnius, a deacon, and grandson of Potitus, a presbyter, and great grandson of Odissus, a deacon, was born most probably near Dumbarton, in North Britain, in 372. According to his epistle to Coroticus, his father was also a decurio, a member of the local town council, and a Roman by descent. Hence probably the name Patricius. St. Patrick alludes in Coroticus, § 5, to his having been originally a freeman, and of noble birth. His birthplace is termed in his Confession, § 1, Bannavem Taberniæ. Some have identified that place with Boulogne-sur-Mer, in France. His mother's name was Concessa, said to have been sister of St. Martin of Tours. According to Tirechan's Coll… Go to person page >

Adapter: Andrew Wright

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Text Information

First Line: Christ be behind me
Title: St. Patrick's Breastplate
Author: Saint Patrick
Adapter: Andrew Wright
Language: English
Copyright: © 2001, Andrew Wright. Published by OCP

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Journeysongs (3rd ed.) #661

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