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St Brigid of Kildare: Mary of the Gael

Feast Day, 1 February


Saint Brigid is renowned for her hospitality, almsgiving and care for the sick. She was born c.454. When she was young, her father wished to find a husband for her but she insisted on consecrating her virginity to God. She most likely received the veil and spiritual formation from St Mel and stayed for a period under his direction in Ardagh. Others followed her example and this led her to found a double monastery in Kildare with the assistance of Bishop Conleth. She died in 524. Her influence is widespread, not only throughout Ireland but also in several areas of Europe.


On 1 February 2017, Sr Imelda Hogan will visit our Lower Abbey Street shop and make St Brigid’s Crosses from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


All donations will be given to charity.

Please join Sr Imelda this Wednesday in Veritas, Lower Abbey Street to honour the Feast of St Brigid and the St Brigid’s Cross.


Also recommended for this very special feast day: 


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