The Truth Behind the Legend
Wednesday, March 13, 6:30 to 8:30pm
In this evening session, Marcus will examine his historical investigation into St. Patrick’s family origins and also the mystery of his true identity. Loosening the ropes that bind us to traditional historical inquiry, he will help participants enter the deeper, more dangerous seas of legend and uncertainty that surround St. Patrick’s story. Is there any truth to some of the legends that associate his father with being a Scottish prince and his mother a close relative of St. Martin of Tours? Or that he may have been related to the holy lineage of Jesus, King Arthur and the “Bloodline of the Holy Grail”?
The evening with Marcus Losack, will take us on a sacred quest, entering a labyrinth of legend and tradition to share in the adventure of an exciting historic discovery. As the journey unfolds, we find ourselves drawn into an even greater mystery, St. Patrick’s life and our lives, his story and our story, are inextricably intertwined.
|Marcus will also be preaching at Pilgrim Lutheran Church on Sunday, March 17, for their morning services.|
Presenter: Marcus Losack is founder and executive director of Ceile De, an ecumenical organization in Ireland for study programs and pilgrimages in Celtic spirituality. He is the author of three books: Glendalough: A Celtic Pilgrimage, Rediscovering St. Patrick, and Saint Patrick and the Bloodline of the Grail. He travels widely as a visiting lecturer and guest speaker for retreats, seminars and international conferences.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 6:30-8:30pm