Saint of the Month

February 1st – St. Brigid

Saint Brigid, unknown author, illumination from the manuscript “Ruskin Hours”, c. 1300, ms. Ludwig IX 3, f. 106v, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

St. Brigid was devoted to the poor and many miracles are attributed to her involving the multiplication of food such as butter. For this reason, she is often depicted in icons with a cow lying at her feet. Another miracle attributed to her involves the changing of bath water into beer.

St. Brigid founded Kildare Abbey and several other Abbeys in Ireland. Next to St. Patrick, she is Ireland’s most beloved Saint.

The miracle of food multiplication can be found in several places in the Bible. You may want to read the account of Jesus multiplying the 5 loaves and 2 fish in the Gospels (Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:30-44, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:1-14) or Elijah’s prophecy that the Widow at Zarephath’s flour and oil would not run out before the end of the drought (1 Kings 17:7-16).

She is the Patron Saint of (among others): Ireland, poets and dairymaids.

The God Who Speaks – Menevia’s programme of Scripture Talks for 2021

Saturday, February 20
Creation and the Revelation of the Trinity in Genesis
Fr. Liam Bradley

Saturday, March 20
Mary, the New Eve
Fr. Gabriel Avbenake, OP

Saturday, April 17
Scriptural Spirituality: Prayer in the Bible and the Bible in Prayer
Canon John Udris

Saturday, May 15
The Psalms: The Church’s Prayer Book and their place in her Liturgy
Fr. Paul Brophy

Saturday, June 19
The Sacramental Economy in Sacred Scripture
Fr. Robert Davies

Saturday, July 17
A Biblical Explanation of the Mass
Fr. Michael Akpoghiran OP

Saturday, August 21
Elijah for the 21st Century
Fr. Jerome Ituah OCD

Friday and Saturday, September 17 and 18
Diocesan Scripture Day/Scripture Tour and Art Exhibition

Saturday, October 16
The Role of Women in Salvation History
Sr. Nora Ryan

Saturday, November 20
Saul and Paul: A Story of Inner Conversion
Fr. Matthew Roche-Saunders

All of these dates can be found here, in this programme:

How to Access the Online Talks:
The Talks are live-streamed on YouTube.
To access the Talk on the day, please go to DOMSEC website and click “Livestream” on the top menu bar.