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7 Actual Quotes of Saint Patrick (and a cool tidbit about his ministry)

Did you know that Saint Patrick was a real person? He was a Christian missionary to Ireland around 400 AD. He was also known as the "Apostle of Ireland". His ministry lasted 29 years. He baptized 120,000 Irishmen and planted 300 churches.

7 Actual Quotes of Saint Patrick

Here are a few quotes of Saint Patrick himself for you this Saint Patrick's Day.

1. “Each and all shall render account for even our smallest sins before the judgement seat of Christ the Lord.” 

2. “In a single day I have said as many as a hundred prayers, and in the night almost as many"

3. “I know for certain, that before I was humbled I was like a stone lying in deep mire, and he that is mighty came and in his mercy raised me up and, indeed, lifted me high up and placed me on top of the wall. And from there I ought to shout out in gratitude to the Lord for his great favours in this world and for ever, that the mind of man cannot measure.” 

4. "For which reason I should make return for all that he returns me. But what should I say, or what should I promise to my Lord, for I, alone, can do nothing unless he himself vouchsafe it to me. But let him search my heart and [my] nature, for I crave enough for it, even too much, and I am ready for him to grant me that I drink of his chalice, as he has granted to others who love him.” 

5. “I pray to God to give me perseverance and to deign that I be a faithful witness to Him to the end of my life for my God.” 

6. “God, my God, omnipotent King, I humbly adore thee. Thou art King of kings, Lord of lords. Thou art the Judge of every age. Thou art the Redeemer of souls. Thou art the Liberator of those who believe. Thou art the Hope of those who toil. Thou art the Comforter of those in sorrow. Thou art the Way to those who wander. Thou art Master to the nations. Thou art the Creator of all creatures. Thou art the Lover of all good. Thou art the Prince of all virtues. Thou art the joy of all Thy saints. Thou art life perpetual. Thou art joy in truth. Thou art the exultation in the eternal fatherland. Thou art the Light of light. Thou art the Fountain of holiness. Thou art the glory of God the Father in the height. Thou art Savior of the world. Thou art the plenitude of the Holy Spirit. Thou sittest at the right hand of God the Father on the throne, reigning for ever.” 

7. “Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort 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.” 

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