Saint Brigid of Ireland is the patron saint of Infants, Ireland and children with unmarried parents. She renounced her beauty, praying to become ugly, so her many suitors would be turned away. She became a nun and established double monasteries.
Prayer to Saint Brigid
You were a woman of peace.
You brought harmony where
there was conflict.
You brought light to the darkness.
You brought hope to the downcast.
May the mantle of your peace cover
those who are troubled and anxious,
and may peace be firmly rooted
in our hearts and in our world.
Inspire us to act justly and
to reverence all God has made.
Brigid, you were a voice for
the wounded and the weary.
Strengthen what is weak within us.
Calm us into a quietness
that heals and listens.
May we grow each day into greater
wholeness in mind, body and spirit.
Everything that Brigid would ask of the Lord was granted her at once. For this was her desire: to satisfy the poor, to expel every hardship, to spare every miserable man. Now there never hath been anyone more bashful or more modest or more gentle or more humble or more discerning or more harmonious than Brigid. In the sight of other people she never washed her hands or her feet or her head. She never looked at the face of man. She never spoke without blushing. She was abstemious, innocent, prayerful, patient: she was glad in God's commandments: she was firm, humble, forgiving, loving: she was a consecrated casket for keeping Christ's body and His blood; she was a temple of God. Her heart and her mind were a throne of rest for the Holy Ghost. She was single-hearted (towards God): she was compassionate toward the wretched; she was splendid in miracles and marvels: wherefore her name among created things is Dove among birds, Vine among trees, Sun among stars...She is the prophetess of Christ: she is the Queen of the South: she is the Mary of Gael.
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