Venerable Brigid (Bridget) of Ireland
Saint Brigid, “the Mary of the Gael,” was born around 450 in Faughart, about two miles from Dundalk in County Louth. According to Tradition, her father was a pagan named Dubthach, and her mother was Brocessa (Broiseach), one of his slaves.
Even as a child, she was known for her compassion for the poor. She would give away food, clothing, and even her father’s possessions to the poor. One day he took Brigid to the king’s court, leaving her outside to wait for him. He asked the king to buy his daughter from [ ]
Images at Lives of all saints commemorated on February 1 – Orthodox Church in America. 2018. Lives of all saints commemorated on February 1 – Orthodox Church in America. [ONLINE] Available at: https://oca.org/saints/all-lives/2018/02/01. [Accessed 01 February 2018].