St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain in 385 AD . His parents were religious people but Patrick wasn't involved in any faith.
When he was only 16 years old, he was taken by Irish pirates (who had tried to invade Roman Britain) and was brought to Ireland to be sold as a slave.
You're coming with us!
During captivity, Patrick turned to God, and became a Christian. After 6 years of captivity, he had a dream and in that dream a voice told him that a boat awaited him in the harbour. So he ran 200 miles to a southeastern harbour and manages to get onto the boat.
Go home... a ship is waiting for you.
After returning home, it was said that Patrick studied in a monastery for 12 years. He was then called to convert the pagans in Ireland to Christians but he was not the first to be sent.
St. Patrick became a priest and later a bishop. Though he was met with resistance, he was still determined to spread Christianity.
St. Patrick promoted the conversion of Ireland to Christianity. He died in 461 AD on the 17th March and that is the day we celebrate ST Patrick"s Day each year.