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THE LIFE AND WRITINGS
OF SAINT PATRICK

SAINT PATRICK

BY THE MOST REV. DR. HEALY, ARCHBISHOP OF TUAM

Dublin: M. H. GILL & SON, LTD., UPPER O’CONNELL STREET. SEALY, BRYERS & WALKER, MIDDLE ABBEY STREET.

New York: BENZIGER BROTHERS. 1905.

CONTENTS

Title Page: THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF SAINT PATRICK

THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF SAINT PATRICK

PREFACE

CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTORY

EARLY LIVES OF ST. PATRICK

I.—ST. FIACC’S HYMN

II.—THE HYMN OF ST. SECUNDINUS

III.—THE VITA SECUNDA

IV.—THE VITA TERTIA

V.—THE VITA QUARTA

VI.—THE VITA QUINTA BY PROBUS

VII.—THE VITA SEXTA

VIII.—THE VITA SEPTIMA

IX.—THE BOOK OF ARMAGH

X.—THE EPISTLE TO COROTICUS

CHAPTER II
ST. PATRICK’S BIRTHPLACE AND FAMILY

I.—HIS BIRTHPLACE

II.—TIME OF BIRTH

III.—HIS PARENTS

IV.—HIS MOTHER TONGUE

CHAPTER III
ST. PATRICK’S CHILDHOOD AND BOYHOOD

I.—HIS CHILDHOOD

II.—HIS BOYHOOD

CHAPTER IV
THE CAPTIVITY OF ST. PATRICK

I.—PLACE OF HIS CAPTIVITY

II.—LIFE AS A SLAVE IN IRELAND

III.—ESCAPE FROM CAPTIVITY

IV.—RETURN TO HIS HOME IN BRITAIN

CHAPTER V
ST. PATRICK’S TEACHERS

I.—VISIT TO ST. MARTIN’S AT TOURS

II.—AT MARMOUTIER

III.—IN LERINS

IV.—IN THE ISLAND OF ARLES

V.—ST. GERMANUS AND ST. PATRICK

VI.—MISSION OF PALLADIUS TO IRELAND

VII.—ST. GERMANUS SENDS ST. PATRICK TO ROME

CHAPTER VI
ST. PATRICK’S MISSION AND CONSECRATION

I.—THE ROMAN MISSION OF ST. PATRICK

II.—ST. PATRICK’S EPISCOPAL CONSECRATION

III.—PATRICK SETS SAIL FOR IRELAND

IV.—PATRICK COASTS NORTHWARD

CHAPTER VII
ST. PATRICK IN ULSTER

I.—PATRICK SAILS FOR ULSTER

II.—PATRICK AT SAUL

III.—PATRICK REVISITS SLEMISH

IV.—PATRICK FOUNDS THE CHURCH OF BRIGHT

V.—PATRICK AND MOCHAE

VI.—SOCIAL LIFE IN ANCIENT ERIN

VII.—DRUIDS, BARDS, AND BREHONS

CHAPTER VIII
ST. PATRICK’S CONFLICT WITH THE DRUIDS

I.—PATRICK SAILS FOR THE BOYNE

II.—PATRICK AT SLANE

III.—PATRICK AT TARA

IV.—PATRICK IN MEATH

V.—PATRICK VISITS TRIM

VI.—PATRICK AT TAILTEANN

VII.—FURTHER MISSIONARY JOURNEYS IN MEATH

VIII.—PATRICK AT UISNEACH

IX.—PATRICK AND MUNIS AT FORGNEY

X.—PATRICK IN SOUTHERN TEFFIA

XI—PATRICK IN NORTH TEFFIA

CHAPTER IX
ST. PATRICK AT MAGH SLECHT

I.—PROBABLE ROUTE

II.—SITUATION OF MAGH SLECHT

III.—CHURCH OF MAGH SLECHT

IV.—PATRICK CROSSES THE SHANNON

CHAPTER X
ST. PATRICK IN ROSCOMMON

I.—PATRICK AT DOOGARY

II.—PATRICK AT ELPHIN

III.—PATRICK AT CLEBACH WELL

IV.—ROYAL CRUACHAN

V.—PATRICK AMONGST THE CIARRAIGE OF MAGH AI

VI.—PATRICK AT ORAN

VII.—PATRICK BAPTISES THE SONS OF BRIAN AT MAGH SELCE

VIII.—PATRICK AMONGST THE GREGRAIDE OF LOUGH GARA

CHAPTER XI
ST. PATRICK IN MAYO

I.—PATRICK AMONGST CIARRAIGE OF MAYO

II.—PATRICK AMONGST THE CONMAICNE

III.—PATRICK IN CARRA

IV.—PATRICK AT AGHAGOWER

CHAPTER XII
ST. PATRICK ON THE CRUACHAN AIGLE

I.—THE SAINT’S FAST

II.—PATRICK’S MISSION CONFIRMED BY POPE LEO THE GREAT

III.—PATRICK IN THE PLAINS OF MAYO

IV.—PATRICK REVISITS HIS ROSCOMMON CHURCHES

V.—PATRICK REVISITS TARA

CHAPTER XIII
ST. PATRICK IN TIRAWLEY

I.—PATRICK’S JOURNEY FROM TARA TO TIRAWLEY

II.—PATRICK’S CONFLICT WITH THE TIRAWLEY DRUIDS

III.—PATRICK AT FOCLUTH WOOD

IV.—THE MAIDENS OF FOCLUTH WOOD

V.—PATRICK FOUNDS KILLALA

VI.—FOUNDING OF KILMORE-MOY

VII.—PATRICK AT DOWNPATRICK HEAD

CHAPTER XIV
ST. PATRICK IN TIRERAGH

I.—HE RECROSSES THE MOY

II.—PATRICK AND THE GRECRAIDE OF THE MOY

III.—PATRICK AND PRINCE CONALL

IV.—PATRICK AT SLIGO

CHAPTER XV
ST. PATRICK IN TIRERRILL AND MOYLURG

I.—CHURCHES FOUNDED IN TIRERRILL

II.—PATRICK IN MOYLURG

III.—PATRICK AGAIN AT DOOGARY

IV.—PATRICK IN LEITRIM

V.—PATRICK FOUNDS DOMNACHMORE

VI.—PATRICK IN NORTH SLIGO

CHAPTER XVI
ST. PATRICK IN TIRCONNELL

I.—PATRICK CROSSES THE ERNE

II.—ST. PATRICK’S PURGATORY IN LOUGH DERG

III.—PATRICK COMES INTO MAGH ITH

IV.—PATRICK AND EOGHAN MAC NIAL

CHAPTER XVII
ST. PATRICK IN INISHOWEN AND DERRY

I.—JOURNEY TO CARNDONAGH

II.—DOMNACH MOR MAIGE TOCHAIR

III.—PATRICK AT MOVILLE

IV.—PATRICK IN COUNTY DERRY

V.—PATRICK IN KEENACHTA

VI.—PATRICK AT COLERAINE

CHAPTER XVIII
ST. PATRICK IN DOWN AND CONNOR

I.—ULADH, DALARADIA, DALRIADA

II.—PATRICK IN ELNIU OR MAGH ELNE

III.—PATRICK IN DALRIADA

IV.—PATRICK AND OLCAN OF ARMOY

V.—OTHER CHURCHES OF DALRIADA

VI.—PATRICK’S CHURCHES IN CARY

VII.—PATRICK IN SOUTHERN DALARADIA

VIII.—PATRICK IN EASTERN DALARADIA

CHAPTER XIX
ST. PATRICK IN ORIEL

I.—PATRICK RE-CROSSES THE BANN

II.—THE TRIBES OF ORIEL

III.—PATRICK AND MAC CARTAN IN CLOGHER

IV.—PATRICK AND KING ECHU’S DAUGHTER

V.—KING ECHU AND ST. MAC CARTAN

VI.—PATRICK AND BRIGID IN CLOGHER

VII.—PATRICK IN HY MEITH TIRE

VIII.—PATRICK IN CREMORNE

IX.—PATRICK IN FARNEY

X.—PATRICK AGAIN IN MEATH

XI.—PATRICK’S ALLEGED VISIT TO ATH CLIATH

CHAPTER XX
ST. PATRICK IN NORTH LEINSTER

I.—GEOGRAPHY OF LEINSTER

II.—PATRICK IN MAGH LIFFE

III.—PATRICK REVISITS HY GARRCHON

IV.—AUXILIUS AND ISERNINUS

V.—PATRICK AT NARRAGHMORE

VI.—PATRICK IN WEST KILDARE AND QUEEN’S COUNTY

CHAPTER XXI
ST. PATRICK IN SOUTH LEINSTER

I.—PATRICK AND KING CRIMTHANN

II.—PATRICK VISITS DUBTHACH

III.—PATRICK ORDAINS FIACC OF SLETTY

IV.—FIACC FOUNDS SLETTY

V.—PATRICK FOUNDS OTHER CHURCHES IN SOUTH LEINSTER

CHAPTER XXII
ST. PATRICK IN OSSORY

I.—MAGH RAIGHNE

II.—PATRICK’S OTHER CHURCHES IN OSSORY

III.—PATRICK’S CHURCH OF DISERT

IV.—ST. PATRICK AND ST. CIARAN

V.—PATRICK IN CASHEL

VI.—PATRICK IN MUSKERRY

VII.—PATRICK AT KILFEACLE

VIII.—PATRICK IN CULLEN

IX.—PATRICK AND THE PRE-PATRICIAN BISHOPS

X.—PATRICK AT PALLAS GREEN

CHAPTER XXIII
ST. PATRICK IN THE DIOCESE OF LIMERICK

I.—PATRICK FOUNDS DONAGHMORE

II.—THE FEAST OF KNOCKEA

III.—PATRICK AT KNOCKPATRICK

IV.—PATRICK IN SOUTH LIMERICK

V.—PATRICK AMONGST THE DEISI

VI.—PATRICK IN NORTH ORMOND

VII.—PATRICK IN OFFALEY

VIII.—KILLEIGH OF OFFALEY

IX.—PATRICK AT CROGHAN HILL

CHAPTER XXIV
ST. PATRICK REFORMS THE BREHON CODE

I.—ORIGIN AND NATURE OF THE BREHON CODE

II.—THE AUTHORS OF THE REVISION

III.—LEGAL RELATIONS BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE

IV.—THE LAWS OF FOSTERAGE

V.—THE BREHON AGRARIAN CODE

CHAPTER XXV
ST. PATRICK IN ULIDIA

I.—PATRICK’S JOURNEY NORTHWARD

II.—PATRICK AND TRIAN THE CRUEL

III.—MACCUIL’S PENANCE

IV.—SABBATH-BREAKERS OF DRUMBO

V.—PATRICK AND KING EOCHAID MAC MUIREDACH

VI.—ST. DOMANGART OF SLIEVE DONARD

VII.—PATRICK IN FIR ROISS

CHAPTER XXVI
ST. PATRICK IN ARMAGH

I.—PRE-CHRISTIAN ARMAGH

II.—FOUNDATION OF ARMAGH

III.—THE CHURCHES OF ARMAGH

IV.—THE DATE OF THE FOUNDING OF ARMAGH

V.—THE BOUNDARIES OF ARMAGH

CHAPTER XXVII
ST. PATRICK’S LABOURS IN ARMAGH

I.—HIS DAILY LABOURS

II.—STORY OF LUPITA OR LUPAIT

III.—VESTMENT-MAKING AND EMBROIDERY

IV.—RELICS FOR ARMAGH

V.—PATRICK’S COADJUTORS

VI.—FOOD FOR THE SCHOLARS

VII.—NUNS AT ARMAGH

CHAPTER XXVIII
ST. PATRICK’S SYNODS

I.—PATRICK’S CANON IN THE BOOK OF ARMAGH

II.—THE SYNOD OF PATRICK, AUXILIUS, AND ISERNINUS

III.—THE IRISH COLLECTION OF CANONS

IV.—THE PREROGATIVES OF ARMAGH

CHAPTER XXIX
ST. PATRICK’S SICKNESS, DEATH, AND BURIAL

I.—HIS SICKNESS

II.—DATE OF PATRICK’S DEATH

III.—ST. BRIGID’S WINDING SHEET FOR PATRICK

IV.—DEATH OF PATRICK

V.—BURIAL OF PATRICK

VI.—PATRICK’S CHARACTERISTIC VIRTUES

VII.—PATRICK’S PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

VIII.—SUMMARY OF HIS LABOURS

CHAPTER XXX
THE WRITINGS OF ST. PATRICK

I.—THE CONFESSION

II.—THE EPISTLE TO COROTICUS

III.—THE FAED FIADA, OR DEER’S CRY

CHAPTER XXXI
ST. PATRICK’S SCHOOL OF ARMAGH

I.—HIS ITINERANT SCHOOL

II.—THE SCHOOL AT ARMAGH

III.—ST. PATRICK AND THE SCHOOLS OF THE BARDS

CHAPTER XXXII
THE HOUSEHOLD OF ST. PATRICK

I.—LIST OF THE OFFICIALS

II.—PATRICK’S BISHOP

III.—PATRICK’S PRIEST

IV.—PATRICK’S JUDGE

V.—PATRICK’S CHAMPION

VI.—BENIGNUS, HIS PSALM-SINGER

VII.—INFERIOR OFFICIALS

VIII.—PATRICK’S ARTISANS

APPENDIX

APPENDIX I
THE BIRTH-PLACE OF ST. PATRICK

APPENDIX II
THE BURIAL-PLACE OF ST. PATRICK

APPENDIX III
ST. PATRICK’S RELATIONS IN IRELAND

ST. LOMAN OF TRIM

APPENDIX IV
THE ‘THREE PATRICKS’

I.—HISTORY OF PALLADIUS

II.—PATRICIUS SENIOR OR SEN-PATRAIC

III.—THE GREAT ST. PATRICK

IV.—PATRICK JUNIOR

APPENDIX V
THE RELICS OF ST. PATRICK

I.—THE STAFF OF JESUS, OR BACHALL-IOSA

II.—THE BELL OF THE WILL

III.—THE CANON OF ST. PATRICK

IV.—THE SHRINE OF ST. PATRICK’S HAND

APPENDIX VI
THE PATRICIAN PILGRIMAGES

I.—ARMAGH PILGRIMAGE

II.—DOWNPATRICK PILGRIMAGE

III.—CROAGHPATRICK PILGRIMAGE

IV.—LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE

I.—THE NEIGHBOURHOOD OF LOUGH DERG

II.—THE STATION ISLAND

III.—ST. PATRICK’S PURGATORY

IV.—DEVOTIONAL EXERCISES DURING THE PILGRIMAGE

V.—ST. PATRICK’S WELLS

APPENDIX VII
TEXT OF ST. PATRICK’S WRITINGS

I.—HIS LATIN WRITINGS

I.—THE CONFESSION

II. EPISTLE TO COROTICUS

II.—ST. PATRICK’S IRISH WRITINGS.—THE FAED FIADA, OR DEER’S CRY

III.—DOUBTFUL OR APOCRYPHAL WRITINGS ATTRIBUTED TO ST. PATRICK

I.—CANONS ATTRIBUTED TO THE SAINT

II.—THE RULE OF PATRICK

APPENDIX. VIII
HYMN OF S. SECHNALL (SECUNDINUS) IN PRAISE OF S. PATRICK INCIPIT YMNUS SANCTI PATRICII, EPISCOPI SCOTORUM

APPENDIX IX
THE DEDICATION OF THE NEW CATHEDRAL OF ST. PATRICK, ARMAGH






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