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St Patrick gives a rare interview – and tells all about those snakes

Published 17/03/2014 | 02:30

Irene Turegano and Alba Palacios from Seville, Spain partake in St Patrick's Festival celebrations. Photo: Douglas O'Connor
Irene Turegano and Alba Palacios from Seville, Spain partake in St Patrick's Festival celebrations. Photo: Douglas O'Connor

ST Patrick appeared to me in a dream last night and I promised our patron saint I would convey his best wishes to all of you on this his feast day.

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There was more, too, but we'll get to that later on, in what is St Patrick's first interview in over 1,500 years.

Why St Patrick should choose a humble barman as his vessel may seem strange to some but, in his autobiography or Confessio, the holy one describes himself as the "sinner Patrick" and as "a most uncultivated man, the least of all God's people". He's a saint without ego, is St Patrick. One of our own.

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