Thursday, 31 January 2013

Blessing of St Brigid


 St Brigid  - February 1st

 Brigid, the saint of hospitality, has many blessings already and the custom of clearing the winter vapours and renewing the spiritual air with a house blessing sealed with a handmade Brigid's Cross is one I have held to for years. 
Another blessing will never go amiss.

Brigid's Blessing

The hand of the Creator God bless this home
In its making and its keeping
In its holding and its welcoming 
In its stones and in its land
May the Father bring his strength
And the Mother bring her care.
May all be blessed and be a blessing to others

The hand of the Son of Man bless this home
May it be a place where the Child sleeps
And the Mother rests
May the Christ sit at its table 
And walk in its gardens 
May his words welcome the stranger
May all be blessed and be a blessing to others

The hand of the Spirit of God bless this home
May her breath renew within and without

In the heart and hearth of faith
In the fire of wisdom
May her whispers be words of peace
And the beat of her wings bring courage
May all be blessed and be a blessing to others

The hands of the Sacred Three bless this home
In the coming in and the going out
In the sitting and the resting
In the spoken word and the listening ear
In the welcome and the farewell
May the Three bind it in their dance of grace
May all be blessed and be a blessing to others

Blessed be

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