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The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick Including the Life by Jocelin, Hitherto Unpublished in America, and His Extant Writings   By:

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THE MOST ANCIENT LIVES OF SAINT PATRICK;

Including the Life by Jocelin, Hitherto Unpublished in America, and His Extant Writings.

Illustrated with the Most Ancient Engravings of Our Great National Saint;

With a Preface and Chronological Table. by Rev. James O'Leary, D.D.

Fifth Edition.

[Frontispiece: Images of Saint Columba, Saint Patrick, and Saint Brigida, Taken from the Spicilegium Sanctorum, and engraven at Paris, A.D. 1629, by Messingham.]

New York: P. J. Kenedy, No. 5 Barclay Street. 1880. Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1874, by P. J. Kenedy, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D. C.

TO THE

RIGHT REV. T. W. CROKE, D.D.,

Bishop of Auckland, New Zealand,

HOPING THAT HE MAY YET BE SET DOWN AS

The St. Patrick of New Zealand,

FROM HIS FORMER PUPIL, COLABORER, AND COMPANION,

J. O'LEARY.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

The Confession of St. Patrick

St. Patrick's Epistle to Coroticus

St. Fiech's Metrical Life of St. Patrick

Tripartite Life: Part I

Tripartite Life: Part II

Tripartite Life: Part III

The Proeme of Jocelyn

The Life and Acts of St. Patrick by Jocelin

CHAPTER

I II How a Fountain burst forth, and how Sight and Learning were given to the Blind. III Of the Stone of Saint Patrick. IV Of the Well dried up. V How he produced Fire from Ice. VI How the Sister of St. Patrick was healed. VII How he restored to Life his Foster Father. VIII Of the Sheep released from the Wolf. IX Of the Cow freed from an Evil Spirit, and Five other Cows restored to Health. X Of the Water turned into Honey, and of his Nurse restored to Health. XI How the Fort was Cleansed. XII Of the Religious Conversation of Saint Patrick. XIII How Saint Patrick was Carried into Ireland. XIV Of Milcho's Dream, and of its Interpretation. XV Of the Angel Victor appearing to Saint Patrick. XVI How St. Patrick was Redeemed from Slavery. XVII How he Relieved those who were Perishing of Hunger. XVIII Of his Fast continued for Twenty Days. XIX How he Overcame the Temptation of the Enemy. XX How he was again made Captive, and released by the Miracle of the Kettle. XXI Of Saint Patrick's Vision. XXII How he dwelt with the blessed Germanus, and how he received the Habit from Saint Martin. XXIII Of the Flesh meat changed into Fishes. XXIV How in his Journey to Rome he Found the Staff of Jesus. XXV How he Journeyed unto Rome, and was made a Bishop; and of Palladius, the Legate of Ireland. XXVI How he Saw and Saluted the Lord. XXVII Of the Miraculous Voyage of the Leper. XXVIII How he beheld Devils. XXIX Of the River sentenced to perpetual Sterility. XXX How the Dry Land was turned into a Marsh. XXXI Of his coming into Ulidia, and of the Prophecy of the Magicians on his coming. XXXII How a Fierce Dog was suddenly Tamed; of the Conversion of Dichu; and how a Fountain rose out of the Earth. XXXIII Of the Evil doer Swallowed up by the Earth. XXXIV Of the Aged Man restored unto his Youth. XXXV Of the Death of Rius. XXXVI Of the Death of Milcho. XXXVII Of the Holy Mochna. XXXVIII Of the Hostages of Dichu which were Freed by an Angel. XXXIX Of Saint Benignus, and of the Prophecy which was made of him. XL The Fire that was Lighted by Patrick. XLI Of the Holy Man named Hercus. XLII How the Magician was Destroyed. XLIII Of the Miraculous but Terrible Rescue of Saint Patrick. XLIV How the Saint Escaped the Deadly Snares. XLV Of the Poison mingled in the Wine. XLVI Of the Fantastic Snow. XLVII How the Darkness was Dispersed. XLVIII How the Magician and his Garment were consumed, and Benignus and the Garment of St... Continue reading book >>




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