The Life and Acts of St. Patrick

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The Life and Acts of St. Patrick
by Jocelin, translated by Edmund L. Swift
Published in The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick, edited by James O'Leary

THE LIFE AND ACTS OF ST. PATRICK.

BY JOCELIN.

Contents[edit]

  • Chapter I
  • Chapter II: How a Fountain burst forth, and how Sight and Learning were given to the Blind
  • Chapter III: Of the Stone of Saint Patrick
  • Chapter IV: Of the Well dried up
  • Chapter V: How he produced Fire from Ice
  • Chapter VI: How the Sister of St. Patrick was healed
  • Chapter VII: How he restored to Life his Foster-Father
  • Chapter VIII: Of the Sheep released from the Wolf
  • Chapter IX: Of the Cow freed from an Evil Spirit, and Five other Cows restored to Health
  • Chapter X: Of the Water turned into Honey, and of his Nurse restored to Health
  • Chapter XI: How the Fort was Cleansed
  • Chapter XII: Of the Religious Conversation of Saint Patrick
  • Chapter XIII: How Saint Patrick was Carried into Ireland
  • Chapter XIV: Of Milcho's Dream, and of its Interpretation
  • Chapter XV: Of the Angel Victor appearing to Saint Patrick
  • Chapter XVI: How St. Patrick was Redeemed from Slavery
  • Chapter XVII: How he Relieved those who were Perishing of Hunger
  • Chapter XVIII: Of his Fast continued for Twenty Days
  • Chapter XIX: How he Overcame the Temptation of the Enemy
  • Chapter XX: How he was again made Captive, and released by the Miracle of the Kettle
  • Chapter XXI: Of Saint Patrick's Vision
  • Chapter XXII: How he dwelt with the blessed Germanus, and how he received the Habit from Saint Martin
  • Chapter XXIII: Of the Flesh-meat changed into Fishes
  • Chapter XXIV: How in his Journey to Rome he Found the Staff of Jesus
  • Chapter XXV: How he Journeyed unto Rome, and was made a Bishop; and of Palladius, the Legate of Ireland
  • Chapter XXVI: How he Saw and Saluted the Lord
  • Chapter XXVII: Of the Miraculous Voyage of the Leper
  • Chapter XXVIII: How he beheld Devils
  • Chapter XXIX: Of the River sentenced to perpetual Sterility
  • Chapter XXX: How the Dry Land was turned into a Marsh
  • Chapter XXXI: Of his coming into Ulidia, and of the Prophecy of the Magicians on his coming
  • Chapter XXXII: How a Fierce Dog was suddenly Tamed; of the Conversion of Dichu; and how a Fountain rose out of the Earth
  • Chapter XXXIII: Of the Evil-doer Swallowed up by the Earth
  • Chapter XXXIV: Of the Aged Man restored unto his Youth
  • Chapter XXXV: Of the Death of Rius
  • Chapter XXXVI: Of the Death of Milcho
  • Chapter XXXVII: Of the Holy Mochna
  • Chapter XXXVIII: Of the Hostages of Dichu which were Freed by an Angel
  • Chapter XXXIX: Of Saint Benignus, and of the Prophecy which was made of him
  • Chapter XL: The Fire that was Lighted by Patrick
  • Chapter XLI: Of the Holy Man named Hercus
  • Chapter XLII: How the Magician was Destroyed
  • Chapter XLIII: Of the Miraculous but Terrible Rescue of Saint Patrick
  • Chapter XLIV: How the Saint Escaped the Deadly Snares
  • Chapter XLV: Of the Poison mingled in the Wine
  • Chapter XLVI: Of the Fantastic Snow
  • Chapter XLVII: How the Darkness was Dispersed
  • Chapter XLVIII: How the Magician and his Garment were consumed, and Benignus and the Garment of St. Patrick preserved unhurt
  • Chapter XLIX: Of Many who were Swallowed up by the Earth, and how the rest were Converted unto God
  • Chapter L: Of the Sisters and the Nephews of St. Patrick
  • Chapter LI: How Saint Lumanus Sailed against the Wind and the Stream
  • Chapter LII: How Forkernus and his Parents were Converted and Baptized
  • Chapter LIII: Of the Prophecy of St. Patrick on Coyrbre, and of the Unfruitfulness of a River
  • Chapter LIV: Of Conallus, and of the Prophecy of Patrick concerning him
  • Chapter LV: Of the Altar of Saint Patrick
  • Chapter LVI: Of the Images destroyed from Heaven, and of the Fountain produced from the Earth
  • Chapter LVII: How the Darkness was Dispersed
  • Chapter LVIII: Of the Virgins who went unto Heaven
  • Chapter LIX: Of the Magician Struck by Lightning, and of Twelve Thousand Men Converted unto Christ
  • Chapter LX: Of another Magician whom the Earth swallowed up
  • Chapter LXI: How another Magician is Sunken up to the Ears, and again is Raised up
  • Chapter LXII: How a huge Stone was raised by the Saint
  • Chapter LXIII: How the Women were raised from Death
  • Chapter LXIV: Two Women who were pregnant are with their Infants rescued from Death unto Life
  • Chapter LXV: How he builded a Church of Clay alone
  • Chapter LXVI: Of the two Rivers, Dubh and Drobhaois
  • Chapter LXVII: Of the Voice that issued from the Sepulchre
  • Chapter LXVIII: Of his Journey, and of his manifold Miracles
  • Chapter LXIX: The Prophecy of the Saint Concerning Dublinia; and the Sick Man cured
  • Chapter LXX: A Fountain is produced out of the Earth
  • Chapter LXXI: The Dead are raised up; the King and the People are converted; a Fountain is produced, and Tribute promised
  • Chapter LXXII: Of the Sentence pronounced on Murinus
  • Chapter LXXIII: Foylge is punished with a double Death, and the deceiving Fiend is driven out of his body
  • Chapter LXXIV: Of the Saint's Prophecy concerning the Kings of Momonia
  • Chapter LXXV: How Dercardius and his Companions were destroyed
  • Chapter LXXVI: Of the Quarrel of the Two Brothers
  • Chapter LXXVII: Fourteen Thousand Men are miraculously refreshed with the Meat of Five Animals
  • Chapter LXXVIII: Nineteen Men are raised by Saint Patrick from the Dead
  • Chapter LXXIX: The King's Daughter becomes a Nun
  • Chapter LXXX: The King Echu is raised from Death
  • Chapter LXXXI: A Man of Gigantic Stature is revived from Death
  • Chapter LXXXII: Of Another Man who was Buried and Raised Again
  • Chapter LXXXIII: Of the Boy who was torn in pieces by Swine and restored unto Life
  • Chapter LXXXIV: The Prayers of the Saint confer Beauty on an Ugly Man
  • Chapter LXXXV: The Stature of the same Man is increased unto a sufficient Height
  • Chapter LXXXVI: Of Saint Olcanus, the Teacher and Bishop, raised out of the Earth
  • Chapter LXXXVII: How the Tooth of Saint Patrick shone in the River
  • Chapter LXXXVIII: The Saint Prophesieth of the Virgin Treha, and a Veil is placed on her Head by an Angel
  • Chapter LXXXIX: Saint Patrick Prophesieth of the Sanctity of Saint Columba
  • Chapter XC: The River is Divided in Twain, and Blessed
  • Chapter XCI: The Prophecy that Patrick made unto Connedus
  • Chapter XCII: Of Mannia and the other Islands Converted unto God
  • Chapter XCIII: Of the Saint's Prophecy concerning Six Priests, and of a Skin which he bestowed to them
  • Chapter XCIV: Saint Patrick Continueth his Preaching Three Days
  • Chapter XCV: Of the Vision of the Blessed Brigida, and its Explanation
  • Chapter XCVI: Of the Angels of God, of the Heavenly Light, and of the Prophecy of Saint Patrick
  • Chapter XCVII: The Temptation of the Nun is Subdued
  • Chapter XCVIII: Of Saint Comhgallus, and the Monastery foreshowed of Heaven
  • Chapter XCIX: The Saint Prophesieth of the Obstinate Fergus and of his Children
  • Chapter C: The Malediction of the Saint is laid upon the Stones of Usniach
  • Chapter CI: Of the Woman in Travail, and of her Offspring
  • Chapter CII: The Bishop Saint Mel catcheth Fishes on the Dry Land
  • Chapter CIII: The Footprints of Certain Virgins are impressed on a Stone
  • Chapter CIV: The Earth is raised in the midst of the Stream
  • Chapter CV: Of the Altar and the Four Chalices discovered under the Earth
  • Chapter CVI: A Treasure is Twice discovered in the Earth by Swine
  • Chapter CVII: Saint Patrick prophesieth of the two Brothers
  • Chapter CVIII: The Penitence of Asycus the Bishop
  • Chapter CIX: The Tempest of the Sea is Composed
  • Chapter CX: The Miracle of the Waters is Repeated
  • Chapter CXI: Of the Cowl of Saint Patrick which remained untouched by the Sea
  • Chapter CXII: Of the Veil that was sent from Heaven
  • Chapter CXIII: Of the Holy Leper, of the New Fountain, of the Angelic Attendance, and the Prophecy of Patrick thereon
  • Chapter CXIV: Of the Lake which was removed by Saint Patrick
  • Chapter CXV: Patrick understandeth the Conscience of Saint Fiechus, and blesseth him
  • Chapter CXVI: The Chariot is, by the Decision of the Angel, sent unto Fiechus
  • Chapter CXVII: The Several Offices of a certain Monastery are appointed by an Angel
  • Chapter CXVIII: The Prophecy of Saint Patrick concerning the Men of Callria
  • Chapter CXIX: Certain Cheeses are converted into Stones, and many Wicked Men are drowned
  • Chapter CXX: Of the Pitfalls passed over without danger, and the Prophecies of the Saint
  • Chapter CXXI: The Prophecy of the Saint on a Certain Village
  • Chapter CXXII: The Sentence prophetically declared
  • Chapter CXXIII: The Prophecy of the Saint on a Certain Bishop and on the one who consecrated him
  • Chapter CXXIV: The Blind Man is restored to Sight; from him who seeeth is Sight taken; and three are relieved of Lameness
  • Chapter CXXV: Nine Evil-doers are consumed by Fire from Heaven, and a Fountain is produced out of the Earth
  • Chapter CXXVI: Another Magician is in like manner Consumed
  • Chapter CXXVII: A Grove is cursed by the Saint
  • Chapter CXXVIII: The Sentence pronounced by the Saint on his Deceivers
  • Chapter CXXIX: A Mountain is swallowed up in the Earth, and again it is raised
  • Chapter CXXX: Euchodius is cursed by the Saint, and his Son is blessed
  • Chapter CXXXI: Of Saint Sennachus the Bishop
  • Chapter CXXXII: The Miracle which is worked for Certain Hewers of Wood
  • Chapter CXXXIII: A Hone is divided by Saint Patrick, and the Oppressor is drowned
  • Chapter CXXXIV: An Angel foretelleth to Patrick of Saint Moccheus
  • Chapter CXXXV: The Sentence pronounced by Patrick on Moccheus
  • Chapter CXXXVI: The Saint prophesieth of two Brothers, and a Fountain is produced out of the Earth
  • Chapter CXXXVII: The Saint Prophesieth of a Certain Youth
  • Chapter CXXXVIII: Of Conallus and of his Shield
  • Chapter CXXXIX: A Heavenly Light shineth around Saint Patrick, and Victor is converted unto the Faith
  • Chapter CXL: A Certain Cymbal of Saint Patrick is lost and found again
  • Chapter CXLI: The Obedience of Saint Volchanus
  • Chapter CXLII: Of Saint Rodanus, the Herdsman of Patrick
  • Chapter CXLIII: Of Saint Kertennus, the Bishop of Clochor
  • Chapter CXLIV: Of a Boy who was blessed by Saint Patrick
  • Chapter CXLV: Of a Woman who was raised from Death
  • Chapter CXLVI: The Testimony of One who was revived from Death
  • Chapter CXLVII: The Cross that was not observed; and the Voice which issued from the Sepulchre
  • Chapter CXLVIII: A Goat bleateth in the Stomach of a Thief
  • Chapter CXLIX: Of the Cloaks which fell from Heaven
  • Chapter CL: A wicked Tyrant is transformed into a Fox
  • Chapter CLI: The wicked Man Machaldus and his Companions are converted unto the Faith
  • Chapter CLII: The Penitence of Machaldus
  • Chapter CLIII: A Meadow is overflowed by the Sea
  • Chapter CLIV: A Stone is changed into Milk, and Milk is changed into Stones
  • Chapter CLV: A Wagon laden with Twigs is saved from the Fire
  • Chapter CLVI: The Saint is preserved untouched from the falling Rain
  • Chapter CLVII: The Fingers of Saint Patrick shine with Light
  • Chapter CLVIII: Fire is also seen to issue from his Mouth
  • Chapter CLIX: The holy Virgin Memhessa departeth unto God
  • Chapter CLX: Of the Work which was done in the Lord's Day
  • Chapter CLXI: A certain Man is healed, and a Horse revived, in a place which is called Feart
  • Chapter CLXII: Of the Vessel which was given unto Saint Patrick, and again taken from him
  • Chapter CLXIII: Ardmachia is given unto Saint Patrick; and a Fountain is produced out of the Earth
  • Chapter CLXIV: The Saint beholdeth a Vision of Angels, and cureth Sixteen Lepers
  • Chapter CLXV: Of the City of Ardmachia, and Twelve of its Citizens
  • Chapter CLXVI: At the Direction of the Angels Saint Patrick goeth unto Rome
  • Chapter CLXVII: The Acts of Saint Patrick while returning from Rome
  • Chapter CLXVIII: The Acts of St. Patrick after he had Returned
  • Chapter CLXIX: Of the Threefold Plagues of Hibernia
  • Chapter CLXX: The Threefold Plague is driven out of Hibernia by Saint Patrick
  • Chapter CLXXI: Without Earthly Food the Saint completeth a Fast of Forty Days
  • Chapter CLXXII: He banisheth the Demons forth of the Island
  • Chapter CLXXIII: Troops of Angels appear unto the Saint
  • Chapter CLXXIV: The Saint titheth Hibernia and the Dwellers therein
  • Chapter CLXXV: The different States of Hibernia are in a Heavenly Vision shown unto the Saint
  • Chapter CLXXVI: The Answer of Saint Patrick to Secundinus
  • Chapter CLXXVII: Secundinus composeth a Hymn in Honor of Saint Patrick
  • Chapter CLXXVIII: The Soul of a Certain Sinner is by Saint Patrick freed from Demons
  • Chapter CLXXIX: How the Saint appeared unto Colmanus while singing his Hymn
  • Chapter CLXXX: The Admirable Contemplations of the Saint
  • Chapter CLXXXI: Saint Patrick beholdeth the Souls of the Rich and of the poor Man sent unto different Places
  • Chapter CLXXXII: Saint Vinvaloeus is miraculously stayed by Saint Patrick from his purposed Journey
  • Chapter CLXXXIII: The Daily Prayers and Genuflexions of the Saint
  • Chapter CLXXXIV: How he passed the Night Season
  • Chapter CLXXXV: The Habit, the Bearing, and the Acts of Saint Patrick
  • Chapter CLXXXVI: Of the Sick whom he healed, and the Dead whom he raised; and of his Disciples who recorded his Acts
  • Chapter CLXXXVII: The Angelic Voice showeth unto Saint Patrick of his Death and of the Place of his Burial
  • Chapter CLXXXVIII: The Place of his Sepulture is foreshown by a Light from Heaven
  • Chapter CLXXXIX: Saint Brigida bringeth unto Saint Patrick the Garment which was to enshroud his Body
  • Chapter CXC: The Death of Saint Patrick
  • Chapter CXCI: The Number of the Years of his Life
  • Chapter CXCII: The Funeral Honors which Men and Angels paid unto the Body of the Saint
  • Chapter CXCIII: The Light continueth for Twelve Days
  • Chapter CXCIV: The Miraculous Rising of the Sea between the Contending People
  • Chapter CXCV: Two Wains appear, the which are sent by a Miracle
  • Chapter CXCVI: The Sepulture of Saint Patrick in the City of Dunum
This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.