We invite you to join us as St. Peter's celebrates the life and witness of St. Patrick in a Solemn Evensong featuring St. Peter's Choir on Sunday, March 11 at 4:00 pm.
Scarcely any saint has been as celebrated as Patrick. Few have been more deserving. He was born of Christian parents in Roman Britain. At sixteen he was captured by barbarian raiders and carried off to Ireland as a slave. After six years as a swineherd he escaped and eventually returned to Britain. To the astonishment of family and friends, he resolved to return to Ireland as a missionary. After many hardships and disappointments he was able to return to the land of his bondage as a missionary bishop.
Under his leadership, the Christian faith took hold throughout Ireland, developing Christian communities that strengthened all of Europe in the coming centuries.