Older children and/or adults might be encouraged by reading at least portions of this book written by St. Patrick himself. - compares somewhat with Confessions of St. Augustine, but this is more theological in nature rather than philsophical.
Patrick statue, County Mayo, Ireland - I'm named after St. My wonderful grandparents came from County Mayo.
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