Tuesday, 1 February 2022, is the Feast of Saint Brigid, Abbess and Secondary Patron of Ireland. Saint Brigid is renowned for her hospitality, almsgiving and care of the sick.
Saint Brigid was born in 454 and she went on to found a double monastery in Kildare with the assistance of Bishop Conleth. The Saint Brigid’s Cross, in legend used by Brigid to explain the Christian faith, remains a popular sign of God’s protection.
Below is the beautiful Blessing of Saint Brigid:
May Brigid bless the house wherein we dwell.
Bless every fireside, every wall and door.
Bless every heart that beats beneath its roof.
Bless every hand that toils to bring its joy.
Bless every foot that walks portals through.
May Brigid bless the house that shelters us.
Learn how to make a Saint Brigid’s Cross
If you would like to see how a traditional Saint Brigid’s Cross is made you can watch this video. It might be a nice thing to do with your grandchildren. If you don’t have the traditional rushes that we use here in Ireland, you can use a substitute of plyable materials.
Wishing you all blessings for Saint Brigid’s Day.
Beannachtai lá Fhéile Bríde