Thought for the Day – 1 February

Thought for the Day – 1 February – the Memorial of St Brigid of Ireland (c 453-523)

St Brigid directly influenced several other future saints of Ireland and her many religious communities helped to secure the country’s conversion from paganism to the Catholic faith.

The Irish call on her in every need, for, as the ancient legends run, “everything that Brigid asked 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.”   And, she still carries on this mission today.

St Brigid took the whole of humanity into her heart and 1500 years after her death, the power of goodness and holiness reaches down through the centuries.   There was no limit to her charity and her love for all.   God thus graced her with great power to do good for all.   There should be no limit to ours – imagine a world such as this!

St Brigid’s Blessing

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.
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St Brigid of Ireland, Pray for Us!st brigid of ireland pray for us 1 feb 2019 no 2.jpg



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