“Few figures in history have so impressed their personalities upon a nation as did Patrick on Ireland.”
So says David Marshall, author of the booklet The Celtic Connection. What was it about Patrick that enabled him to make such a strong impression? More importantly, what was that original impression and is it still the same today as it was in his time? The author, as an historian, is not interested in legends. He is concerned with the truths and evidences that reveal a particular story of faith.
In less than 50 pages, the work aims to cover the beginnings of Christianity in Ireland and Britain, making the case for the Celtic Connection — a distinctive brand of Jesus Christ’s faith in this part of the world.
Marshall shows that what started to burn in Ireland through the work of Patrick, Columba and Aidan, was not just a unique form of Christianity, it may have been very close to the original one…
How closely does your faith align with the unique Biblical one proclaimed and practiced by St. Patrick?