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Muirchú's Life of Patrick (Author: Muirchú maccu Machtheni)

Chapter 5


II 5. (1) Beside the road, however, a bush was ablaze, but it did not burn down, as had happened to Moses before. In the bush was the angel Victor, who often used to visit Patrick, and Victor sent another angel to Patrick to stop him from going where he wanted to go, and he said to him: ‘Why do you go on a journey without Victor's counsel? Therefore Victor calls you. Change your route and go to him.’ (2) And he changed his route as he had been told and asked what he should do. And the angel answered and said: ‘Return to the place from which you come (that is, to Saul), and the four requests you have made are granted to you.’