Saint Patrick was an fifth-century Romano-British Christian bishop and missionary in Ireland. He is the primary patron saint of Ireland, popularly known as the ‘Apolstle of Ireland.’ He is idolised in the ‘Lutheran Churches,’ the ‘Eastern Orthodox Church,’ the ‘Anglican Communion,’ the ‘Catholic Church,’ and the ‘Old Catholic Church.’ March 17 is observed as ‘Saint Patrick’s Day,’ the supposed date of his demise. The day is celebrated both inside and outside Ireland as a cultural and religious holiday. Following is a collection of empowering and thought-provoking quotes and sayings by Saint Patrick which have been gathered from his preaching, teachings, and life. Read through the corpus of quotable quotes and thoughts by Saint Patrick and get inspired.
May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and for evermore.
Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort me and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
I am Patrick, yes a sinner and indeed untaught; yet I am established here in Ireland where I profess myself bishop. I am certain in my heart that 'all that I am,' I have received from God. So I live among barbarous tribes, a stranger and exile for the love of God.
And there I saw in the night the vision of a man....coming as it were from Ireland, with countless letters. And he gave me one of them, and I read the opening words of the letter, which were, The voice of the Irish...and as I read the beginning of the letter I thought that at the same moment I heard their voice - they were those beside the Wood of Voclut, which is near the Western Sea - and thus did they cry out as with one mouth: We ask thee, boy, come and walk among us once more.
Let anyone laugh and taunt if he so wishes. I am not keeping silent, nor am I hiding the signs and wonders that were shown to me by the Lord many years before they happened, who knew everything, even before the beginning of time.
That which I have set out in Latin is not my words but the words of God and of apostles and prophets, who of course have never lied. He who believes shall be saved, but he who does not believe shall be damned. God has spoken.
No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God.