Somebody just asked me if I had ever met St. Patrick. I have. Here's the story: the saint appears in a dream, speaking in several tongues, and confesses the many sins he has committed against the Irish.
The Word The book is based in the sixth century, a pivotal time in Christianity. The Roman Empire had collapsed and the Christian Church had split into the four patriarchies of Alexandria, Antioch, Constantinople and Rome. The church in the east was threatened by the Sassanid Empire which overran Alexandria, Antioch and Constantinople in the … Continue reading Historical Note