I was just reading the biography of St. Patrick about how he went to pagan Ireland and converted so many. My question is “how did he do it?” Obviously the Holy Spirit is at work. But what techniques did he use? It’s just utterly amazing. He goes to a pagan country, and basically converts them all.
Like I’ll be reading the description and it’ll say he stayed with a druid chieftan, and he told the chieftan about God’s redemption and the chieftan and his family became followers of Christ.
It wasn’t done through military or anything.
Maybe the only answer is the Holy Spirit was at work to help St. Patrick, but I want to hear what people have to say. Obviously it’s not just him. Francis Xavier, St. Paul, etc. etc. Do we have records of how they actually did it?
I mean, it seems like normally you might dialogue with people all the time, but even after decades few if any people convert.
What are your thoughts?