St. Brigid Mass & Prayers

The LAOH/AOH State Mass celebrating the Feast Day of St. Brigid will be held Sunday, January 28, 2018 3pm at the AOH Hibernian Hall in Redford. The mass will be celebrated by Fr. Tim McCabe, SJ. Coffee, Tea and donuts will be provided following the mass.

Prayer to Saint Brigid
Saint Brigid You were a woman of peace. You brought harmony where there was conflict. You brought light to the darkness. You brought hope to the downcast. May the mantle of your peace cover those who are troubled and anxious, and may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world. Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made. Brigid you were a voice for the wounded and the weary. Strengthen what is weak within us. Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens. May we grow each day into greater wholeness in mind, body and spirit. Amen
Saint Brigid Prayer – Feb 1st

May the power of Brigid inspire you,
the grace of Brigid attend you,
the flame of Brigid enliven you,
the story of Brigid engage you,

May the God who provided her all these gifts
provide them also to us,
that we may go into the world
with her lavish generosity
and creative fire.

A blessed Feast of Saint Brigid to you !

Please share with all who need a strong woman behind them !
From Your Sisters
LAOH Saint Brigid Division 1
Monroe County, Pennsylvania
The Pocono’s

Brigid was probably born at Faughart near Dundalk, Louth, Ireland. Her parents had her 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 bySt. Mel of Armagh, who is believed to have conferred abbatial authority on her. She settled with seven of her virgins at the foot of Croghan Hill for a time and about the year 468, followed Mel to Meath. About the year 470 she founded a double monastery at Cill-Dara (Kildare) and was Abbess of the convent, the first in Ireland. The Foundation developed into a center of learning and spirituality, and around it grew up the Cathedral in the city of Kildare. She founded a school of art at Kildare and its illuminated manuscripts became famous, notably the Book of Kildare, which was praised as one of the finest of all illuminated Irish manuscripts before its disappearance three centuries ago. Brigid was one of the most remarkable women of her times, and despite the numerous legendary, extravagant, and even fantastic miracles attributed to her, there is no doubt that her extraordinary spirituality, boundless charity, and compassion for those in distress were real. She died at Kildare on February 1. The Mary of the Gael, she is buried at Downpatrick with St. Columba. and St. Patrick, with whom she is the patron of Ireland. Her name is sometimes Bridget and Bride.

Litany of Saint Brigid of Kildare

(This old litany is of unknown origin.)

Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.

God the Holy Ghost, Have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Queen of virgins, Pray for us.

Saint Brigid, Pray for us.

Mary of the Gael, Pray for us.

St. Brigid, Patroness of Ireland, Pray for us.

St. Brigid, shining light of virtue and sanctity, Pray for us.

St. Brigid, consecrated spouse of Jesus Christ, Pray for us.

St. Brigid, foundress of Kildare, Pray for us.

St. Brigid, cornerstone of the monastic institute in the Isle of Saints, Pray for us.

St. Brigid, great model of Irish virgins, Pray for us.

St. Brigid, mother of religious, Pray for us.

St. Brigid, pattern of religious perfection, Pray for us.

St. Brigid, intercessor for the Irish Church, Pray for us.

St. Brigid, mediatrix for the Irish race, Pray for us.

St. Brigid, protectress of the holy faith planted by Saint Padrig, Pray for us.

St. Brigid, enjoying with him the clear vision of God, Pray for us.

St. Brigid, whose one desire was to satisfy the poor, drive out hardship, and
spare every miserable man, Pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world: Have mercy on us, O Lord.

Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

V. Pray for us, O glorious Saint Brigid:

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. O God, Who dost rejoice with the memory of
the blessed Saint Brigid, Thy virgin and abbess, mercifully grant that we may
be assisted by her merits, by whose chastity we are illumined. Through Jesus
Christ Thy Son Our Lord. R. Amen.

The AOH Memorial Mass has been scheduled for Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Walsh/AOH Hall, Redford Mi. at 12:00 Noon. If any division has the name of a member who has passed away within the past year, please contact me Tom Kish, at, with the name by Oct 10, 2019.

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