Is there any doubt...?The Judgement of the Irish
[....] Patrick asks that on the Day of Judgement he, himself, should judge the
people of Ireland. The Angel tellS him that assuredly that blessing
cannot be obtained from the Lord. "Unless it is got from Him," Patrick
says to the Angel, " there is no leaving the reek before Doomsday."
The Angel goes back to Heaven. Patrick celebrates the Offering
(Eucharist.) The Angel returns at the ninth hour to relay to Patrick
God's message. It is that, after the twelve Apostles, there would be no
man more admirable than he, were it not for his obstinacy, but that
nevertheless he may have what he asked for. Patrick is to strike his
bell; the people of Ireland living and dead will be consecrated to him,
at which Patrick exclaims,
"Blessed be the bountiful King who has
bestowed this; now shall there be a
departure from the reek."
The End, and Glory be to our God!
Extract :: "How Saint Patrick Spent Lent in the Year 439 AD"http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-archive/message/2951