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

Chapter 12


II 12 (10). And (the angel) said to him: ‘Lest your relics be removed from the ground, one cubit of earth shall be placed on your body.’ That this was done at the command of God has been shown recently, because, when a church was being built above the body, the men who dug up the ground saw fire burst forth from his tomb and retreated in fear of the flames of fire.