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Św. Brygida jest drugą po św. Patryku patronką Irlandii. Tego dnia rozdaje się specjalne krzyże, czemu towarzyszą specjalne modlitwy. Tego dnia w naszej kaplicy domowej we wspólnocie franciszkańskiej w Killarney, z rąk ojca gwardiana Filipa, otrzymałem taki krzyż. Poniżej zamieszczam oryginalny tekst tej uroczystości...

                                              FEAST  OF  ST  BRIDGID

 

RITUAL:                              A sacred gesture

 

This morning let us present Marceli with his own Mission Cross – the St. Bridgid’s Cross

                                                 CROS NAOMH BHRIDE

 

BEFORE  PRESENTATION  BY THE GUARDIAN  -  OUR BROTHER PHILIP

LET US REFLECT BRIEFLY ON THE CROSS:

 

St. Bridgid ‘Mary of the Gael’, was born in the mid-fifth century, and buried at Downpatrick beside St. Patrick and St. Colmcille.

Brigid built the first Irish Convent beside a giant oak tree and this place became known as the Church of the Oak (Cill Dara) or Kildare as it is known today.

Bridgid was the daughter of a pagan chieftain, a stubborn unbeliever.   Before his death Bridgid sat by him in prayer, and whiled away the time by weaving the first St. Bridgid’s Cross from the rushes strewn about the floor (rushes and rush mating was the floor covering of the time).   Her father seeing the Cross asked her to explain its meaning, and was so overwhelmed, became a Christian before his death.

The St. Bridgid’s Cross is still made in Ireland today, and placed in cottages, and out-offices, in homes and in some public places on her feast day, February 1st, the day on which she died about 524 A.D.   It is believed this emblem protects the home, and animals from evil, and want.

This morning we ask the Lord to protect our Brother Marceli as he prepares to go to Africa.

 

AS PHILIP PRESENTS THE ST. BRIDGID’S CROSS TO MARCELI

LET US PRAY:

 

Brid Mary of the Gael,

Brid, let your mantle pass over Marceli

and keep him under your protective covering

until he is with you in the Paradise of God

 

Holy Brid, Mary of the Gael, spread your mantle

over us.

Holy Brid heart of generosity, guide us on the

right road.

Holy Brid gracious and loving, defend us

against

our enemy.

Holy Brid beautiful nun, call upon us

at the hour of our death.                           Amen

 

PERIOD OF QUIET PRAYER AS WE LISTEN TO SOME MUSIC

 

Ant 1   Since I first fixed my mind on God, I have never taken it off.

 

All you works of God, praise our God.

Praise and exalt God above all forever.

All you angels, sing God’s praise,

you heavens and waters above.

Sun and moon, and stars of heaven, sing praise with the heavenly hosts.

 

Every shower and dew, praise our God.

Give praise all you winds.

Praise our God, you fire and heat, cold and chill-dew and rain.

Frost and chill praise our God.

Praise God, ice and snow.

Nights and days, sing hymns of praise,

light and darkness,

lightnings and clouds.

 

Let all the earth bless our God.

Praise and exalt God above all forever.

Let all that grows from the earth give praise

together with mountains and hills.

Give praise you springs, you seas and rivers, dolphins and all water creatures.

Let birds of the air,-

beasts wild and tame, together with all living peoples, praise and exalt God above all forever.

 

O Israel praise our God

Praise and exalt God above all forever.

Give praise, you priests, servants of the Most High,

spirits and souls of the just.

Holy ones of humble heart,

sing your hymns of praise.

Hananiah, Azariah, Mishael, praise our God.

Praise and exalt God above all forever

 

Let us bless our God, Holy Mystery,

Source of All Being, Word and Spirit.

Let us praise and exalt God forever.

Blessed are you, O God in the firmament of heaven.

Praiseworthy and glorious and exalted above all forever

 

 

 

Feast of St. Bridgid

 
 

 

 

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