The Order of St. Patrick was originally founded in 1979 in Northeastern Kansas as the Order of St. John by Rev. Dr. Randy L. Scraper. In 2015, the name and focus were changed in Oklahoma by Rev. Dr. Scraper, and his son, Rev. Matthew B. Scraper, both ordained Elders in the United Methodist Church. The Scrapers founded the Order as an ecumenical fellowship for clergy and lay contemplatives, who wish to dedicate themselves to a life of scriptural holiness in the Celtic Christian tradition. The Order is dedicated to the teaching of spiritual growth according to the Wesleyan Christian tradition.
Members of the Order commit themselves to a life of spiritual growth and ordained service or lay contemplation as directed by the Rules of the Order. Consequently, members of the Order meet semi-annually for spiritual retreats that also function as spiritual growth focused continuing education events. Though led by members of the Order, all spiritual retreats are open to guests and interested visitors.