Oil Dedicated to St Brigid (Patron for Children whose Parents are not Married)
St Brigid Patron Children (Irish: Naomh Bríd; Latin: Brigida; c. 451 – 525) or Brigid of Ireland the patroness saint (or ‘mother saint’) of Ireland. One of its three national saints along with Patrick and Columba. According to medieval Irish hagiographies, she was an abbess who founded several convents of nuns. Most notably that of Kildare, which was one of the most important in Ireland.
She is the patroness of many things, including poetry, learning, healing, protection, blacksmithing, livestock, and dairy production. The saint shares her name with a Celtic goddess. Brigid’s feast day is 1 February, which was originally a pre-Christian festival called Imbolc, marking the beginning of spring. From 2023 it will be a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, the first named after a woman. This feast day is shared by Dar Lugdach, who tradition says her student, close companion, and successor.