The Amazing Story of a Humble Teacher

Who Created a Nation and Saved a Civilization



March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day, a holiday celebrated around the world.  In honor of St. Patrick, we will take a closer look at his life and legacy.  Behind the myth of St. Patrick lies the amazing story of a simple teacher with a profound sense of calling, a deep capacity to forgive, a bold courage to confront danger, a broad vision for education and a life-transforming lesson to teach.  Patrick was a humble teacher who transformed a wild and uncivilized people into a literate culture.  Because of his teaching and the schools he established, Ireland became a premier center of education in the medieval world.  Because of this one educator, Western civilization was saved.  We in Lithuania can learn many lessons from this great teacher.

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Daryl McCarthy earned his doctorate in non-profit organizational leadership from The School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Graduate School. He also has degrees in theology and philosophy of religion. He taught philosophy and theology for several years. In 1988 he was a co-founder of an international academic NGO and since then has worked with universities on every continent. Since 2011 he has been a lecturer at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. He is Vice President of Academic Programs and Strategy with European Leadership Forum. His areas of interest are effective leadership and the ways our view of Jesus contributes to human flourishing.