The legend of Saint Patrick began long before the Christian era and is still told today in Ireland, where the Saint is revered as a patron saint and is celebrated with various feasts and customs and a very special day on the 17th of March . Some historians believe that Saint Patrick’s Day may have its origin in the early Celtic culture. One story says that he was being held prisoner in an island by the Vikings and taken as a slave to Europe, where he was sold to a wealthy Goldsmith, where he practiced his craft and taught other slaves how to make jewellery! You could even buy jewellery as your ST Patricks Day Gifts or take a look at some of the options available at https://www.shamrockgift.com/st-patricks-day to give to your family and firen
These are all pretty fanciful stories about someone who was essentially just a very successful missionary to the country of Ireland. He was indeed captured by Pirates just off the coast of his place of birth, Britain. He was the son of a fisherman and the risk of capture was always a consideration.
He was taken to Ireland and sold into slavery. However he was able to learn the language and the culture of its people even earning a modicum of respect and trust allowing him to roam furthering his knowledge of the place. He took the chance to escape back to Britain. He took religious orders, as he had intended, and when the call came to send a mission to Ireland from the Pope he willingly answered the call. His skills and local knowledge allowed him to quickly gain a foothold and began the work of conversion.