Prayers & Invocations
Invocation of Brighid
Invocation by Ellen Evert Hopman
(Old Irish translation by Alexei Kondratiev)
A Brigit, a ban-dé beannachtach
Tair isna huisciu noiba,
A ben inna téora tented tréna,
Ocus isin chiunn,
Cossain inna túatha.
O Brighid, blessed Goddess
Come into the sacred waters
O woman of the three strong fires,
In the forge,
In the cauldron,
In the head.
Protect the people.
From “Priestess of the Fire Temple – a Druid’s Tale” by Ellen Evert Hopman, Oak Spirit Publishing, 2009-2010, 2020.
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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,
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,
This day and night,
From dawn till dark,
From dark till dawn.
By: Alexander Carmichael
This picture was published by Dublin’s Cuala Press in the 1920s, reflects the Saint Brighid's association with the start of spring and the lambing season.
Deep of well
Bright of flame
Brigid hear me call your name
Guide my words, my work, my art
Shine your light into my dark
By: Courtney Weber
BRIGHID OF THE MANTLES
Tira Brandon Evans
We rise today through,
the strength of heaven,
light of sun,
radiance of moon,
speed of lightning,
splendour of fire,
swiftness of wind,
gentleness of rain,
depths of the great pouring sea,
firmness of rock, stability of earth.
We are guarded and guided,
shielded and blessed,
By the three above us,
By the three below us,
By the three over us,
By the three under us,
By the three before us,
By the three behind us,
By the three to the right,
By the three to the left,
By the three within.
By the nine threes Are we learning*,
By the nine threes Are we journeying,*
By the nine threes Are we blessed.*
Brighid of the mantles,
Your mantle over me.
Brighid of the fair white hands,
Your hands in mine.
Peace of the gentle woman to you,
This day and forevermore.
*Learning, singing, dancing, journeying, praying, healing, (your choice.)
May Brigid’s presence bring you comfort and peace,
May her flame warm your heart and hearth,
May her bright fires inspire your thoughts, words, and deeds.
May you be forged by your trials
And her strong hand into your most perfect self.
May her cool water heal and sooth your sorrows.
May her mantle protect you from all harm,
And her presence be a light to guide you through the darkness,
Now and always.
As it was, as it is, as it will be evermore.
By: Lilly Weichberger
Saint Brigid, you were a woman of peace.
You brought harmony where there was conflict.
You brought light to the darkness.
You brought hope to the downcast.
May the mantle of your peace cover those who are troubled
and anxious, and may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world. Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all God has made.
Brigid, you were a voice for the wounded and the weary.
Strengthen what is weak within us.
Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens.
May we grow each day into greater wholeness in mind, body and spirit.
By: Lilly Weicherer
Art by Alexandra Ogle-Ottinger