St Patrick, uniquely among early Irish saints, has left us two documents written by his own hand. They are the Confessio and the Letter to Coroticus. Together they give us the only information about St Patrick that we can take for certain and they also represent a unique insight into the spirituality and theology of the man who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. This is a new translation of the Confessio into contemporary language by an experienced teacher who has tested his version with classes over a number of years and has found it to work well.
Fr. Jim McCormack is native of Co. Kildare and has been serving in Hacketstown Parish since 1995.