St Brigid of Ireland

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Blessing of St. Brigid’s Crosses

Father of all creation and Lord of Light, you have given us life and entrusted your creation to us to use it and to care for it.

We ask you to bless these crosses made of green rushes in memory of holy Brigid,

who used the cross to recall and to teach your Son’s life, death and resurrection.

May these crosses be a sign of our sharing in the Paschal Mystery of your Son and a sign of your protection of our lives, our land and its creatures through Brigid’s intercession during the coming year and always. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

The crosses are sprinkled with holy water:

May the blessing of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be on these crosses and on the places where they hang and on everyone who looks at them. Amen.


We praise the Lord Jesus Christ who led St. Brigid along the paths of Justice and holiness; and pray that we may follow his way.

Response; Lord, be our light and salvation.

Through your resurrection, Lord Jesus, new light came into our darkness – let your Church be a light to the world.

          Response; Lord, be our light and salvation.

At the springtime of the year we renew our hope – give us the grace to encourage all whom we meet today.

          Response; Lord, be our light and salvation.    

Brigid dedicated her life to prayer and service – bring many more women to give their lives to the dedicated service and holiness of religious life.

          Response; Lord, be our light and salvation.

Lord Jesus, you gave Brigid the desire to serve and not be served – may we spend our lives in the service of others.

          Response; Lord, be our light and salvation.

Prayer to St. Saint Brigid

You made the word of St. Brigid fruitful; – give success to the work of our hands.

Response; Lord, be our light and salvation.

St. Brigid’s Blessing

 May Brigid bless the house wherein we dwell.

Bless every fireside, every wall and door.

Bless every heart that beats beneath its roof.

Bless every hand that toils to bring its joy.

Bless every foot that walks portals through.

May Brigid bless the house that shelters us.


You brought harmony where there was conflict.

You were a woman of peace.

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.