Who Was St. Patrick?
St Patrick? When you think of St Patrick and St Patrick’s Day what comes to mind for you?
Are you exercised by our politicians flying around the world to represent us and promote our
country? Do you perhaps think of family members or friends who are away from home at
this time, maybe very far away from home? Maybe you feel lonely or nostalgic or indeed
maybe you are ready for a great weekend of celebrations. Meantime spare a thought for St
Patrick; what image of Patrick do you have?
Thomasina Finn rsm has been deeply immersed in Celtic Christianity for many years. Marie
Stuart asked her who exactly St Patrick was.