Flashcards in Chapter 4 - Early Christian Ireland Deck (9)
Which Roman Emperor became a Christian?
The Roman Emperor Constantine became a Christian in the fourth century. He sent out missionaries to spread Christian beliefs.
Who wrote the first written record of Christianity in Ireland?
Roman writer Prosper Tiro wrote the first written record of Christianity in Ireland. He wrote about a bishop named Palladius who was sent to Ireland in 431 AD.
Where do archaeologists think St. Patrick came from?
Archaeologists think St. Patrick came from some part of Roman Britain, possibly Wales.
How old was St. Patrick when he was captured?
St. Patrick was captured by an Irish warrior during a raid and brought to Ireland when he was 16 years old. In Ireland he worked as a slave minding sheep.
What did St. Patrick claim happened to him?
St. Patrick claimed that he heard voices in his dreams, telling him to go back to Ireland and to convert the Irish to Christianity.
In what year did St. Patrick go back to Ireland?
St. Patrick went back to Ireland in 432 AD.
In what year did St. Patrick die?
St. Patrick died in 461 AD.
What was St. Patrick's tactic to getting the Irish to convert to Christianity?
St. Patrick's tactic to converting the Irish to Christianity was to start with their leader, hoping that all of the people under the leader would do the same.