"Ireland: A Deep-Rooted Faith" is an HM Television production in which Fr. Luke DeMasi, SHM, currently a missionary in Ireland, speaks about the roots of the Catholic faith in Ireland. The faith first came through St. Patrick who - after having lived in Ireland as a slave and regaining his freedom - felt an inner call to return there. St. Patrick lit the fire of Faith on the island, forging and forming godly men who would later leave Ireland to evangelize Europe. The faith was maintained in spite of the various threats it received from Henry VIII's separation from the Catholic Church, the subsequent entry of Protestantism and the persecution by the English crown, which took possession of Ireland's territories and goods. The rosary and the Mass is what gave the Irish people strength to remain faithful in the midst of many tribulations.