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The author provides context for the Paschal Fire event: "The Visigoths have camped at Toulouse. Attila has reached the Rhine. Rome is doomed and the future of the Church shot with gloom. But at that hour, in the uncertain twilight of Easter Eve in the year of Our Lord 433, St. Patrick kindled the Paschal Fire at Tara, by whose light a whole nation were led to the Kingdom of Truth, and whose rays heralded the dawning of a glorious day, whose noon time is not yet at an end in the history of the Church."