Oil Dedicated to Saint Brigid of Ireland 6 (Patron for Poultry Farmers)
Saint Brigid of Ireland 6 (Patron for Poultry Farmers) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
St Brigid of Ireland, also known as Brigid of Kildare, is one of the patron saints of Ireland along with Patrick and Columba. She born in the mid-5th century, and she said to have died around 523 AD. She an early Irish Christian nun, abbess, and foundress of several monasteries of nuns, including that of Kildare in Ireland, which famous and revered.
As of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, there wasn’t specific mention of Saint Brigid of Ireland being the patron saint of watermen. However, in Christian traditions, various saints regarded as the patron saints of certain occupations or groups based on aspects of their life or miracles attributed to them. It’s possible that the connection between St. Brigid and watermen developed after my training data or in a specific local tradition that isn’t widely documented.
St. Brigid is well-known for her acts of charity and her nurturing nature. She also has associations with holy wells, and her feast day (February 1st) traditionally associated with purification. These elements may contribute to a connection with watermen. It’s always best to consult updated and localized resources for the most accurate information.
It’s worth noting that the roles of patron saints can vary quite a bit based on regional and local traditions, so St. Brigid’s patronage can encompass many different groups and occupations.