St Bridget of Kildare and Marti Gras Weekend

Happy St. Bridget’s day!

As the patron saint of bounty, St. Bridget is a fine patron saint to open Marti Gras weekend. Ash Wednesday will fall on Feb 6 this year, the earliest date until at least 2023! Maybe that explains why we are getting the biggest snow storm of the year so far yesterday and today. Bridget’s bounty got me a rare snow day today!

“I would like the angels of Heaven to be among us. I would like an abundance of peace. I would like full vessels of charity. I would like rich treasures of mercy. I would like cheerfulness to preside over all. I would like Jesus to be present. I would like the three Marys of illustrious renown to be with us. I would like the friends of Heaven to be gathered around us from all parts. I would like myself to be a rent payer to the Lord; that I should suffer distress, that he would bestow a good blessing upon me. I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I would like to be watching Heaven’s family drinking it through all eternity.”

Saint Brigid (from the Patron Saint Index)

May you have a happy and safe St Bridget’s day and Marti Gras weekend! (Try not to drink an entire lake of beer….)

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