Book of Saints – Patrick – 24 August

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(Saint) Abbot (August 24) (5th century) This Saint Patrick would be the controverted Sen-Patrick (Patrick the Elder) whom several traditions mention as a kinsman and contemporary of the Apostle of Ireland. Some have it that Sen-Patrick died at Ruisdela (Kilkenny), others at Glastonbury in England. The whole matter is altogether obscure. There is also a Saint Patrick, Abbot of Nevers in France, likewise commemorated on August 24. It is likely, however, that the coincidence in names of several distinct personages is responsible in part for the confusion. Saint Gildard, a priest, is in certain documents registered in connection with one or other of the above.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Patrick”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 August 2016. Web. 26 February 2021. <>