Let me also provocatively say this before you start reading the rest: Patrick was not Roman Catholic. Not even close. There.
This post is adapted from a paper I wrote for a world missions class.
A short survey of Patrick’s writings reveals a character that frankly is is in very close imitation to Paul. Although Patrick’s beginnings were very different from Paul’s — having been “a most simple countryman” who was kidnapped by pirates at age 16.— his writings reveal a humbled sinner, a deep theologian, a heart for the lost people of Ireland, a sound understanding of scripture’s admonitions against evil, a prayer warrior, a heavy fear of God, and a passion for the Gospel. Though now seemingly lost in the cultural smoke of drunken revelry, the historic Patrick was a true theologian, evangelist, and missionary.