It is 432 A.D. The Pope has given Patricius a mission to spread Christianity in Ireland.
On his outward journey, Patricius visits his extended family and finds them struggling to survive lawless times in Wales. When he invites them to go with him, they accept.
In Ireland Patricius faces death from unknown enemies of his mission and love, hate and betrayal from some he knows and trusts. He makes mistakes and his mission is threatened with failure many times. Each time he is helped by ‘his people,’ but they are now a different group from when he first set out. Who are they and why did they support Patricius as their leader and help him turn the tide of history?
The character of St. Patrick (Patricius in Latin) and the main events in the story are based on his own autobiography, ‘The Confession of St. Patrick,’ and a letter he wrote to a British chief called Coroticus. (translated by John Skinner).
Fictional characters and descriptions are based on extensive research into life at that time.
Published: 13 May 2014
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