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There are many Catholic Saints that you can pray to for fertility, and St. Brigid (St. Bridget of Ireland) is not the most common. However, since St. Brigid’s feast day is February 1st, I wanted to make a special post about praying to St. Brigid to help conceive a healthy baby.
St. Brigid is the patron saint of the house, women, homemakers, fire, and babies, among other things. She is known as a staunch advocate for women, wives, and mothers. While some scholars maintain she was an actual person who was born to a druid family and became a holy virgin nun, others believe the saint was a Christianization of the Celtic Mother Goddess Brigid. However St. Brigid originated in Catholicism, I believe she is a good saint to have on your side while on your baby journey. See below for a traditional prayer to St. Bridget and one I wrote myself to pray for enhanced fertility. For more information on celebrating a related holiday on February 2nd, read my earlier post on Imbolc & Fertility. Enjoy!
Prayer to St. Brigid for Successful Pregnancy (original by Anna @ tomakeamommy.com)
St. Brigid, champion of women and of babies, I ask for your blessing.
You are a healer who strengthens what is weak.
You bring harmony where there is discord.
Heal my body that I might conceive and birth a healthy child into this world.
Strengthen my soul that I may remain steadfast in my belief in my own fertility.
Bring harmony to me that my body, soul, and spirit may align to prepare for pregnancy.
Prepare my heart to welcome new life with love.
Hear my pleas, Brigid, and intercede for me to our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Through Jesus Christ I pray.
Saint Brigid Hearth Keeper Prayer
Courtesy of SaintBrigids.org
Brigid of the Mantle, encompass us,
Lady of the Lambs, protect us,
Keeper of the Hearth, kindle us.
Beneath your mantle, gather us,
And restore us to memory.
Mothers of our mother, Foremothers strong.
Guide our hands in yours,
Remind us how to kindle the hearth.
To keep it bright, to preserve the flame.
Your hands upon ours, Our hands within yours,
To kindle the light, Both day and night.
The Mantle of Brigid about us,
The Memory of Brigid within us,
The Protection of Brigid keeping us
From harm, from ignorance, from heartlessness.
This day and night,
From dawn till dark, From dark till dawn
Traditional Prayer to St. Brigid
Ask for us all today
The courage to do God’s bidding
Whatever the world may say
The grace to be strong and valiant
The grace to be firm and true
The grace to be faithful always
To God, God’s Mother, and you.