Patrick is a global saint, celebrated across the world, from the Americas to Asia. How much, however, do we know about this enigmatic saint? Did you know that he struggled at school and that his rise to the rank of bishop was not only unexpected but not welcomed by many of his contemporaries? With Patrick, as Edmond Grace writes, facts and myth co-exist and it is this combination that enables Patrick and his story to remain relevant to people all over the world for many centuries. In Saint Patrick: An Ancient Saint for Modern Times, Edmond Grace SJ presents a new Patrick, 'the patron saint of the reconciliation of peoples', a man whose experiences instilled in him a deep commitment to overcome differences of rank, place and culture in the service of Christ.