St. Brigid, who died in 525, was a friend of Saint Patrick. Though living in a pagan society, she preserved a pure and generous heart. She is a patron saint of midwives. Her Feast Day is February 21.
St. Brigid of Ireland,
We thank God along with you
For the strong, pure and generous heart
With which he blessed you.
You were a light in the darkness,
Spreading the Christian Gospel of Life
Amidst a society that neither knew nor understood
This new Way of Life in Jesus Christ.
We ask your prayers,
That we too may spread the pro-life message of Christ
And through our profound respect for the smallest human beings,
Proclaim to the world
How much God loves human life
And how great is our destiny,
To be with Christ on his throne!
We also ask your prayers for all midwives,
And for all mothers who are pregnant or giving birth.
Calm their fears,
Increase their joy,
And bless them with the love that every mother is called to give,
In Jesus Name. Amen.
St. Brigid of Ireland, pray for us!
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life