To St Bridget
Bridget, 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.
Bridget, 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.
St Bridget – Christian Perfection
O Glorious St. Bridget, Patroness of Ireland, protect the Irish Church and preserve the true Faith in every Irish heart, at home and abroad. Obtain for us the grace to walk faithfully in the path of Christian perfection during life, and so to secure a holy and happy death, with life everlasting, in your blessed company, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
St Bridget – Our Joy
O God, you give us joy, through the power of the intercession of Blessed Brigid. Graciously grant that we may be assisted by her merits and her example. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
St Bridget – Our Guide And Shield
O Glorious St. Bridget, Mother of the Churches of Erin, patroness of our missionary race, wherever their lot may be cast, be our guide in the paths of virtue, protect us amid temptation, shield us from danger. Preserve to us the heritage of chastity and temperance; keep ever brightly burning on the altar of our hearts the sacred Fire of Faith, Charity, and Hope, that we may emulate the ancient piety of Ireland’s children, and the Church of Erin may shine with peerless glory as of old. You were styled by our fathers ” The Mary of Erin,” secure for us, by your prayers, the all-powerful protection of the Blessed Virgin, that we may be numbered here among her most fervent clients, and may hereafter merit a place together with you and the countless Saints of Ireland, in the ranks of her triumphant children in Paradise. Amen.
(By Cardinal Moran)
St Bridget – Brilliant Star
St. Bridget, brilliant star of sanctity in the early days of our Irish faith and love for the omnipotent God. You have never forsaken us; we look up to you now in earnest, hopeful prayer. By your glorious sacrifice of earthly riches, joys and affections, obtain for us the grace to “seek first the Kingdom of God and His justice,” with constant trust in His fatherly care. By your life of laborious charity to the poor, the sick, the many seekers for light and comfort, obtain for us the grace to be God’s helpers to the utmost of our power during our stay on earth, looking forward, as you did, to our life with Him during eternity. By the sanctified peace of your death-bed, obtain for us the fullness of pardon and peace when the hour comes and we will be summoned to the judgment seat of our just and most merciful Lord. Amen.
Litany of St. Bridget (Private)
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Eternal Father: Have mercy on us.
Divine Son: Have mercy on us.
Holy Spirit: Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary, Virgin of Virgins: Pray for us.
Blessed St. Bridget: Pray for us.
Consecrated spouse of the King of Kings: Pray for us.
Corner-stone of the Monastic Institute in the Island of Saints: Pray for us.
Patroness of Ireland: Pray for us.
Model of Irish Virgins: Pray for us.
Mother of Religious: Pray for us.
Pattern of holiness: Pray for us.
Intercessor for the Irish clergy: Pray for us.
Mediator for the Irish people: Pray for us.
Protector of the faith preached by St. Patrick: Pray for us.
Conveyor of a clear vision of God: Pray for us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world: Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world: Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world: Have mercy on us.
Let us Pray: O God, the author of all sanctity, grant that we who inhabit the Island of Saints, may, through the intercession of St. Bridget, walk in their footsteps on earth, and so arrive with them to the possession of You in Heaven. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Pour forth on us, we beseech you, O Lord, the spirit of your wisdom and love, with which you have replenished your holy Servant, St. Bridget, that sincerely obeying you in all things, we may, by a zealous imitation of her virtues, please you in faith and works. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
… St Bridget of Ireland, Pray for Us …