Oil Dedicated to St Brigid (Patron for Children whose Parents are not Married)
St Brigid, compassionate patron for children whose parents are not married, we turn to you with hearts full of trust and hope. Your own life reflected the love and care that transcends societal norms, embracing those often marginalized. We seek your intercession for children that they may feel the warmth of love, support, and acceptance. Saint Brigid, advocate for all families, guide parents and caregivers in providing a nurturing environment for these children. May your example of compassion and understanding inspire us to extend kindness and empathy to all families, fostering an atmosphere of love and acceptance. Amen.
“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”
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 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 shared by Dar Lugdach, who tradition says her student, close companion, and successor.