Translations:Saint Patrick/22/en

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On that very same night I lay a-sleeping, and powerfully Satan assailed me; which I shall remember as long as I am in this body. He fell upon me like an enormous stone, and I was stricken nerveless in all my limbs. Whence then did it come into my unscholarly spirit to call upon Helias? At once I saw the sun rising into the dawn sky, and while I kept invoking “Helias, Helias,” with all my strength, lo, the Splendour of the Sun fell over me and instantly shook all the heaviness off from me. I believe I was succored by Christ my Lord and that his Spirit even then was calling out on my behalf.[1]

  1. Oliver St. John Fogarty, I Follow Saint Patrick (London: Rich & Cowan, 1938), p. 298.