Saturday, February 1, 2014

St. Brigid of Ireland: February 1

St. Brigid of Ireland is my patron saint.

I choose her in 2002 when I became a fully initiated member of the Catholic Church.

I thought I would post what I had written 12 years ago about her.  See, two years prior I had just found my biological father. 

Here is what I wrote:

I choose St. Brigid because I have found some of my ancestors, including my great-great grandmother were from Kildare Ireland where St. Brigid was abbess of a monastery. Also one of here stories told that she settled with seven other virgins at the foot of Croghan Hill for a time. She took the veil in her youth at Croghan. 
My ancestors from Ireland are named Croghan.
 I felt a connection to St. Brigid when reading her stories.  I could picture an ancestor in her time seeing or experiencing God's grace through her, or even just running into her from time to time and sharing a smile or a hello.
 Her extraordinary spirituality and compassion are admirable to me and make me want to strive to be more like her.
I had wished that it was a daily Mass day today, but not this year.

** Linking this up with for their Celebration of Saints Linkup.

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