St. Patrick's Timeline

  • 389

    AD. St. Patrick (Maewyn) is born in Roman Britain in the village of Bannaven Taberniae. He is the son of a deacon named Calpurnius

    St. Patrick (Maewyn) is born in Roman Britain in the village of Bannaven Taberniae. He is the son of a deacon named Calpurnius
  • 406

    AD . Kidnapped by Irish pirates, he is taken to Ireland where he is sold as a slave. He remains there for six years, working as a shepherd in Ulster, Ireland. It is during this captivity that he turns to God. While living in the mountains and forests, he

  • 412

    A.D. He is awarded for his dedication with a vision from God. God says to him: "'You do well to fast: soon you will depart for your home country. St. Patrick is captured, along with the crew, the day the rock falls on him. God tells him he will be their s

  • 413

    A.D. Moves to Ireland

  • 415

    A.D. St. Patrick returns to England and reunites with his parents

  • 461

    A.D. After thirty years of living in Ireland, he said to have baptized more than 120,000 people and built 300 churches. During this period comes up with the analogy between the Holy Trinity and the three leaves of the shamrock. The legend of him driving o

  • 461

    A.D. He retires and moves to County Down

  • 461

    A.D. St. Patrick dies. It is unknown where he is buried but a shrine in County Down, Ireland is said to have his jawbone which is believed to drive off the "evil eye," help with childbirth, and cure epileptic fits. Not many years after, the Irish begin to