Sure and She’s a True Irishwoman

February 1, 2007 @ 6:56 am | Filed under:

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!

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    JoVE says:

    What a great quote. I might have to look into Brigid.

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    Dawn says:

    Happy Feast Day, Lissa! 🙂

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    Love2learn Mom says:

    Funny, my husband just read me that quote the other day. It’s one of his favorites.

    Happy Feast Day! One of ours celebrated a feast day yesterday too. 🙂

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    Karen E. says:

    Oh, I love it! I didn’t know that quote! I must pass it on to Atticus ….

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    Steve the LLamabutcher says:

    Completely coincidental that this post was followed by some interesting news on the giant elephant in the room front, no?