My Name is Patrick

My Name is Patrick: St Patrick's Confessio

Translated by Pádraig McCarthy
Copyright Date: 2008
Published by: Royal Irish Academy
Pages: 48
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    My Name is Patrick
    Book Description:

    Read Patrick’s account of his capture and slavery in Ireland in a straightforward and accurate translation by Pádraig McCarthy.

    eISBN: 978-1-908996-18-3
    Subjects: History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[vi])
  2. CONFESSIO
    (pp. 1-32)

    My name is Patrick. I am a sinner, a simple country person, and the least of all believers. I am looked down upon by many.

    My father was Calpornius. He was a deacon; his father was Potitus, a priest, who lived at Bannavem Taburniae.¹ His home was near there, and that is where I was taken prisoner. I was about sixteen at the time.

    At that time, I did not know the true God. I was taken into captivity in Ireland, along with thousands of others. We deserved this, because we had gone away from God, and did not keep...

  3. NOTES
    (pp. 33-36)
  4. NOTES ON THE CONFESSIO
    (pp. 37-38)
  5. NOTES ON REFERENCES TO BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
    (pp. 39-41)
  6. BIBLIOGRAPHY
    (pp. 42-42)