St. Bridget is the patron saint of Ireland. We celebrate her Feast Day on the 1st of February. St. Bridget has many ways of spelling her name. Sometimes she is Brid or Breda and sometimes Brigid. She is known as” Muire na nGael”. She was born in County Meath but we associate her more with Kildare where she spent most of her adult life. When she was a young girl she heard St. Patrick preaching so she was amongst the first generation of Christians in Ireland. From a very early age she was known for her kindness and generosity. We also remember how she made a cross from reeds also to convert a pagan chieftain to Christianity.