SAINT BRIDGET was born about the year 453 at Fochard, in Ulster. When about twenty years old she received the veil from Saint Mel, the nephew and disciple of Saint Patrick.
So many sought the religious life under her direction that a convent, the first in Ireland, was erected for her and she was made superior. From this parent stem branched forth other convents in different parts of Ireland, all which acknowledged her as their mother and foundress
Prayer to St. Bridget
You are 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 the world.
Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made.
Bridget you are the voice for the wounded and the weary.
Strengthen what is weak in us.
Calm us into a quiteness that heals and listens.
May we grow each day into greater wholeness in mind, body and spirit.