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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)
Much of the early history concerning Irish monastic communities and their founders has been clouded by later traditional and biased records of the outstanding ecclesiastical foundations of Ireland. But the writings of Patrick supported by the most ancient Irish documents reveal monastic institutions which were founded for the primary purpose of spreading the teachings of Scripture. The simmple mission stations at the time of Patrick were soon to develop into more advanced seminaries and colleges for the Irish clergy, foreign missionaries, and scholars of the educated world. Its greet importance to the community life in Ireland.
Ernstmeyer, Milton, "Beginnings of Irish Monasticism" (1943). Bachelor of Divinity. 72.
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