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Brigid was probably born at Faughart near Dundalk, Louth, Ireland. Her parents were baptized by St. Patrick, with whom she developed a close friendship. According to legend, her father was Dubhthach, an Irish chieftain of Lienster, and her mother, Brocca, was a slave at his court. Even as a young girl she evinced an interest for a religious life and took the veil in her youth from St. Macaille at Croghan and probably was professed by St. Mel of ... Continue Reading

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  1. laura
    3 years ago

    ur a true saint in my and others hearts god bless you and may peace be with you and everyone up beside you xxx

  2. christie
    3 years ago

    Dear St. Brigid of Ireland, I so admire you and think that you are blessed to have been surrounded by St.Patrick, St Macaille and St. Mel. Yes, we must be wondering if that is possible for us in this day and age to have the company of such holiness. I do think that Jesus sends holy and saintly people into our lives for us to share the happiness of knowing Christ and His beloved Mother Mary. I used to enjoy sharing Christ with some special people, especially, my mother. And when our time on this passes, we'll continue the communion with the saints in Heaven. Life on earth is passing, but life eternal is the reward of our troubles, toils and travail. Amen.

  3. Mary M
    3 years ago

    I am one more who took Brigid for my confirmation name and I don't see my favourite legend either --that she rode out from her father's castle on a fine horse wearing a fabulous cape full of jewels, and when she saw the poverty of the people she tore the jewels out of the cloak and tossed them to the poor.

  4. Molly<3!!:)
    3 years ago

    Taken this name for confirmation yea!!!!

  5. chelses
    3 years ago

    this saint is a beutiful inspiration and is my confirmation name she is a pleasure to take such a beautiful name !!

  6. Shannon
    3 years ago

    i'm most definitively choosing this saint for my confirmation name!

  7. gracIE
    3 years ago

    She was such an amazing women!! aWESOME COMFIMATION NAME!:)

  8. abby f
    3 years ago

    i think saint brigid is awesome im using her for my project!!!! <3

  9. Maggie
    3 years ago

    Thanks! Helpful. Chose this for Confirmation Name!! Cool! 3/4 Irish.

  10. BridgetMeyers
    3 years ago

    i am named after saint Bridget and i am part Irish!

  11. Chelsea
    3 years ago

    my house is Brigid

  12. Polly
    3 years ago

    Regarding the question of whether St. Brigid is simply a 'christianised' version of the pagan goddess, and therefore fictional or largely fictional: it must be remembered that Brigid's father was a pagan, and it is therefore entirely plausible that he would have named her after a goddess from his own mythology. Brigid received her initital introduction to the faith from her mother, a Christian slave.

    Love that she was clearly a strong woman with a strong sense of purpose and calling - a real inspiration to all women (and men) to live lives to please God above all else.

  13. Francesco
    3 years ago

    Saint Brigid, you are one of the many saints that are very close to my heart. You, especially, because my Church is named after you (St. Brigid's Church, Toronto, Canada) and after your historic covenants and teachings. May we, together as two human beings, pray to the Lord in Heaven, and I ask you, with your help, assist us to improve in our daily actions. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

  14. Victoria
    3 years ago

    This was a very helpful site thankyou very much!!!!
    (best saint eva)!!!!!! she is my confirmation saint.

  15. Isabel
    3 years ago

    This website did not quite cover alot about her early life...wish it did! :(

  16. abby mollardio
    3 years ago

    found out all the stuff i needed to know thanks!!!!!! :)

  17. bum
    3 years ago

    wow i am so glad this is here i found out really important stuff tha

  18. Gurly Wurly
    4 years ago

    I am definetly using Brigid as my confirmation name but i thought that this particular article didn`t provide alot of information, nor did it provide any of the wondorous stories of the lady herself!I don`t think the information given is helpful or interesting for (in my eyes) such an amazing lady as St. Brigid!

  19. taylor
    4 years ago

    i am choosing her for my confirmation, and i have to write a paper about her, this website helps!

  20. timothy young
    4 years ago

    There is no mention her greatest and most legendary miracle is by legend the lake into beer story (Wikipedia doesn't have it either) . The part I know and remember, involve a wedding running out of liquor and then by a blessing and a prayer the lake they were near is turn it into beer. it makes for a lot cooler story than the one most people know. about the saint. (and for all those who think this is an Irish stereotypes about liquor i am of Irish decent and of age and don't drink)

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