Lead: Sometime after the year 431, a priest named Patrick began one of the most successful exercises in religious history.

 Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

 Content: The priest known to us today as Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, spent six years in Ireland as a boy after Irish raiders kidnapped him in Britain and then sold him into slavery. He escaped from Ireland and eventually returned to his native Britain where he received a rather primitive monastic education and became a priest.

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