Few historical figures inspire more celebration than Ireland's St. Patrick. Many believe him to have been an Irishman who drove the snakes from Ireland, but neither is true. Patrick offers a dramatic new look at one of the best-loved and least understood icons of the world religion. The story of the real St. Patrick is part adventure tale and part spiritual awakening, with the future saint rising from slave to liberator, learning to forgive and ultimately love his enemies, taking up a cause no one believed in, and finally lighting a fire that kept western civilization alive. Patrick was filmed entirely on location in Ireland.