The Trials of Saint Patrick is the epic story of one man’s spiritual odyssey through hardship, loss, mercy, and forgiveness. Dramatized with a fresh boldness by the Augustine Institute Radio Theatre, the characters will come alive through the talents of dozens of accomplished, award-winning actors, combined with cinematic sound effects and music. Your imagination will be quickened. Your heart will be inspired.

Patricius of Britain was the privileged son of a Roman official. At the age of sixteen, he was suddenly taken and enslaved by foreign pirates from Hibernia—a land now known as Ireland. For six years the newly named Patrick suffered at the hands of cruel masters and was abandoned to isolation as a shepherd. He endured the extreme weather, starvation, and loneliness. Yet, in the midst of these trials, God was preparing Patrick to evangelize a nation.

This 4-CD set includes a twenty-four page discussion guide that will help you discuss major concepts and themes from this unforgettable audio drama. Perfect for in the car, at home, and on the go, this audio drama makes the drive to school, practice, the store, vacation, or anywhere an entertaining time of family faith-building.

Episode Listing 1. Abduction (26 minutes)
2. The Way Out (30 minutes)
3. Home (24 minutes)
4. Preparations (23 minutes)
5. Old Masters (20 minutes)
6. King of Kings (27 minutes)
7. Blood Crescent (25 minutes)
8. Coroticus (26 minutes)

Praise for The Trials of Saint Patrick

“The Trials of St. Patrick brings to life the heroic and holy witness of Ireland’s most beloved saint. I highly recommend this captivating audio series as an inspiration for all listeners!”
– Most Rev. Samuel J. Aquila, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Denver

“For those who are hungry to learn more about the amazing life of St. Patrick of Ireland and how God’s powerful grace worked through him to convert the obstinate pagans of his time, The Trials of St. Patrick will be sure to please and edify you. This dramatic portrayal shines a new light onto the life of a beloved saint, a life that has lingered in the shadows of mystery and legend for too long.”
– Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, Executive Director of Relevant Radio

“Dramatic, compelling, and sweeping, The Trials of Saint Patrick captures the power of the life and legacy of a saint whose real story is greatly beloved, but little known. With tremendous production values and talented voicing, this dramatization draws the listener into the life of a man who—though far from perfect—overcame adversity to find a true relationship with God and then gave the rest of his life to gift others with that same assurance of God’s unconditional love. Whether you’re a St. Patrick follower or simply someone in search of your own personal path to the divine, treat yourself to an exquisite adventure into the life of a saint whose legacy is even more relevant in today's world.”
– Lisa M. Hendey, author of The Secret of the Shamrock and founder of

“The Trials of Saint Patrick is radio theatre at its very best, taking us on a voyage into the Gaelic mists of the mystic west into the presence of one of the most enigmatic of all saints.”
– Joseph Pearce, Director of the Center for Faith and Culture, Aquinas College


Reviews (2)

  • The Trials of Saint Patrick 4-CD Audio Drama & Discussion Guide

    Verified User Sep 23rd 2021

    Verified User Sep 23rd 2021

  • This audio drama is outstanding!

    Verified User Jun 21st 2017

    This audio drama is outstanding! The acting is exceptional. We especially enjoyed the music, which added so much to the “feel” of the story. My wife and I listened to the program as we drove to work. Fortunately, the segments are perfectly timed for our ride—about 20–25 minutes. My wife took the pack to work with her to show a Catholic co-worker. A non-Catholic co-worker saw the package, and expressed interest. So now she has the discs and is enjoying them. St. Patrick's evangelizing continues!

    Verified User Jun 21st 2017

The Trials of Saint Patrick 4-CD Audio Drama & Discussion Guide

  • The epic story of one man's spiritual odyssey through hardship and loss, mercy, and forgiveness.
  • Experience the heroic and holy witness of Ireland’s most beloved saint
  • Created by Paul McCusker, American writer and producer most widely known for Adventures in Odyssey
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