St. Patrick Man of God

St. Patrick Man of God

The Island of Ireland had never been brought within the Roman Empire; consequently the Latin language, the common tongue of the Christian Church, the customary vehicle of learning and liturgy was not known in Ireland. There was, then, from the start that very considerable barrier to rapid progress, the absence of a common tongue. There was the further difficulty that the Irish of the fifth century were not literate, at least in the conventional sense of the word.  Continue reading St. Patrick Man of God