Early Irish Saints

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Columba Press, 2001 - Religion - 92 pages
These short essays on 14 well-known and well-loved early Irish saints present a readable and informative amalgam of often scarce historical fact and much folklore and legend from the tradition of the people. The volume is introduced with an overview of the sources for information on these saints which includes a most informative and helpful commentary on what the authors of the early Lives of the saints saw as their function - something very different from the function of a modern day biographer. The result is a series of very lively pen-pictures which reverberate with the traditional faith and insights of the people who kept these stories alive for over a millennium.

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Contents

Foreword
7
Introducing the Lives of the Irish Saints
9
St Patrick
15
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