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St. Patrick is most commonly associated with Ireland, and his feast day is honored with large celebrations in many countries around the world.
Captured by Irish pirates as a teenager, St. Patrick learned to rely solely on God to get him through the most difficult of times. After escaping his enslavement in Ireland, St. Patrick became a priest, then bishop, and felt called to minister to the people in Ireland who did not yet know the One, True God. Spending much of his life teaching and preaching throughout Ireland, St. Patrick established churches and monasteries, and left behind a great legacy of faith throughout the land.