grew up in England, son of a wealthy land owner, he is sold as a slave, in slavery for 6 years before he ran away, god told him in a dream to do this, he has a vision of the Irish people and that he has to return to them, he is sent to Ireland as a bishop, believes that he is to go spread the Christian faith to those who enslaved him
St. Brigit- female equivalent of Mary, double monastery one half nuns one half monks and she was in charge of the entire thing, woman have leadership
St. Patrick uses the clover to explain the Trinity, new society of Monks form, brings a loving God to simple people.
cultic missionaries, Columba founded a monastery in Scotland, and Columbanus went to Europe, France, German, and Italy, he was the one who really Christianized the franks.
Would literally pick up and leave and start walking to spread Christianty to Ireland, England, Iona, France Germant, Italy.