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Patrick and His Writings

Ireland's Apostle Patrick, alias Padraig or Sucat, was the covenant child of the Christian Church's Deacon Calpum, and grandson of Presbyter Pottitt from the village of Banna Ventaburniae. There Patrick was born, around A.D. 385 - probably in northern Britannia's Cumbria (south of the Solway in Britain's Strathclyde).

Raised in a Bible-believing Christian community which normally spoke Brythonic Cumbrian but could also read Latin, Patrick was captured by pirates - and sold into slavery in Ireland when but sixteen. After having learned some Gaelic Irish, and escaping from captivity in Antrim six years later, he returned to Britain. There, like his grandfather, he became a Presbyter.