Irish Monks

The Beehive Cells in Which Irish Monks Lived

In my CD, Patrick: The Greatest Missionary Since Paul, I make mention of the Irish monks who followed in the footsteps of Patrick and helped to spread Christianity throughout the British Isles and in continental Europe. When I was in Ireland in 1996, I visited the stone huts or cells in which many of the Irish monks lived. These huts, which resemble beehives, were made entirely from stones without any mortar. Yet, many of them have stood for 1400 or more years. Their lives of self-denial prepared these monks to undergo the rigors of missionary life in that age.

Here are some pictures of these beehive cells, scanned from slides I took in 1996.

David Bercot

Irish monks beehive cells

Irish monks beehive cells

Irish monks beehive cells

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The man known today as St. Patrick was one of the most effective missionaries who has ever lived. In this enthralling CD, Bercot tells the amazing story of the life of Patrick. This is not a retelling of the silly legends about Patrick that fill so many books. Rather, this is the story of the real man, based solely on Patrick’s own autobiography. Patrick was originally taken to Ireland as a captive slave. The account of his escape, more.

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Practically everyone in the western world has heard of the man known today as St. Patrick. Yet, hardly anyone knows anything about the real man. About the only two things that most people "know" about Patrick is that he was Irish and that he was Roman Catholic. In truth, however, he was neither one.

Let Me Die in Ireland cuts through all of the myths about Patrick and presents a dramatized biography of the authentic Christian missionary, Patrick. The story of the real man is far more exciting and inspiring than any of the myths about him. Patrick was one of the greatest missionaries of all time and a true man of prayer and integrity. A narrative you won't soon forget. 192 pp. paper.