Saint Patrick: A History of the Archbishops of New York (The Legend and History of Ireland's Patron Saint) (Paperback)
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Including saint patrick's confession and letter to king coroticus, the letters of saint patrick offers a radical new translation of these historical artefacts. Using recent studies that have contested patrick's conception and birthplace, as well as a new understanding of the original latin meaning of "in britanniis", marcus losack and john luce have provided the most vital translations to date, accompanied with other historical research that sheds new insight into the always controversial saint.
Inside you will read about...
- From slave to bishop
- The feast at tara
- Ireland's first martyr
- Letter to the soldiers of coroticus
- Confessio: a brief look
- the death of saint patrick
- And much more
The book focuses on the ten archbishops of new york and shows how they became the indispensable partners of governors and presidents, especially during the war-torn twentieth century. Also discussed are the struggles of the most recent archbishops in the face of demographic changes, financial crises, and clerical sex-abuse cases.