I love this icon of Patrick which draws on the close links between the Desert Fathers and Mothers in Egypt where Christianity was flourishing after the dispersion of the Jewish People by Titus. The Sinai Desert became the cradle of Christianity and the disciples who came there to seek God in solitude gave rise to what was later to be known as monasticism. As all this was happening Patrick came to Ireland as a slave and later returned as a Christian Bishop to minister to the Irish. Later disciples of Patrick founded similar monasteries on Skillig and throughout Ireland.
For Teaching Resources on Patrick please check the Archive section on the right for March 2014, March 2013 etc.
Celtic Saints – Patrick Slide Presentation
Profile of St Patrick Page outline of Patrick’s Life
St Patrick – a Reflection A reflection by Fr Martin Coffey CP
Year 9 Drama for St Patrick’s Day Assembly Written by Susan Morgan
St Patrick and Early Christianity 16 page Resource 1982 LRU Stranmillis College.