Today we focused on St. Patrick the patron saint of Ireland. Patrick is credited with almost singlehandedly bringing the country of Ireland to Christ. Captured by Irish slave traders and brought to Ireland he worked as a sheepherder where the solitude strengthened his faith (he says in his confession that he prayed more than 100 times a day). One day during his prayer he feels the urge from God to run away, so without any sort of plan or help he runs to a port city, finds a ship, and gets home. Once he Gets home he doesn't forget the faith that got him through slavery instead he becomes an ordained priest. But Patrick has not forgotten Ireland and throughout his schooling he feels a calling to return to the pagan nation. So he spends the rest of his life serving the people of Ireland and nearly converts the entire island.