When Patrick was twenty years old, he escaped from captivity. Patrick ran away from captivity because he had a dream from God in which he told Patrick to leave Ireland and by to the coast. Once Patrick went to the coast of Ireland, he found some sailors who took him back to Britain. Patrick had to walk over 200 miles to get to the coast of Ireland. Once Patrick went back to Britain, he was reunited with his family. But, Patrick had a dream that the people of Ireland were asking him to return to Ireland. In the dream, the people said "We beg you, holy youth, to come and walk among us once more." Patrick began to study for priesthood. He was ordained by Saint Germanus, the Bishop of Auxerre. He studied under Saint Germanus for years. Eventually,... [continues]
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