Today is the feast day of my confirmation name saint, St. Brigid of Ireland, patron saint of scholars, poets, babies, blacksmiths, milkmaids, and midwives. I admire St. Brigid for her kindness, her merry spirit, her love of scholarship, her generosity to the poor and sick, her feistiness—and this quote:
"I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings.
I would like to be watching Heaven’s family drinking it through all eternity."
A great lake of beer—now that’s what I call a prayer!