Reflecting on her semester abroad in Galway, Ireland, the author was inspired to write about the conflicting images of St. Patrick’s personal writings and various accounts of his life written by hagiographers in the centuries following his death. This essay is an attempt to articulate the intersection of fact and fiction, and how they play a role in shaping the Irish saint.
Kluever, Molly. 2019. Saint Patrick: A Hagiographical Study. Obsculta 12, (1) : 116-126. https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/obsculta/vol12/iss1/11.