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The Real St. Patrick

His step-by-step obedience won a nation for Christ.

By: Hallie Riedel

Let Works of Mercy Be Our Delight

St. Patrick was not born with a burning desire to evangelize. In his teens, he was complacent and self-absorbed—not especially serious about his studies or his Christian faith.

And yet, through one of those dramatic reversals of fortune that God sometimes allows, the sluggish youth met the Lord and went to

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