What does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God
It's a little early for the traditional celebration of Ireland's patron saint - Patrick but many people don't know that Ireland also has a patroness. Her name is St Brigid and her feast day is February 1st. I am in the habit of doing something special on her feast day not just because she is an Irish saint, but because when I was confirmed I specially chose her as my patron saint and took her name as my confirmation name.
I chose today's verse because St Brigid lived her life in this way as I strive to do every day as well. She is celebrated for her generosity to the poor. There are many tales in her story that tell of her feeding the poor and caring for the sick. She is also known as a patroness of students and opened a school of art.
You can learn more about St Brigid here.
St. Brigid's Blessing
Through her holy intercession with our Father in Heaven,
may St. Brigid bless you and and make you
generous in your giving, pleasant in your greeting,
honest in your speaking, loyal in your loving,
clear in your thinking, strong in your working,
and joyful in your living And when it's time
for your homecoming, may there be peace in
your passing and a warm welcome in heaven.
The cross on my card is called St Brigid's cross. It is traditionally made for her feast day and also given to newly married couples by their mothers.
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