Saint Brigid (aka, St. Brdiget) was know for her great ministry to the poor.
She was born to a Lord of Ireland, who arranged
a marriage for her. Determined to create a life of devotion to
God, she plead her case to the bishop who arranged for her to take her
She was quite beautiful and it is said that she
denounced her beauty and prayed to have it taken from her so that
no man would be attracted to her. Her prayers were answered until
her vows were taken - and then she re-gained her beauty. Some say that
Saint Patrick himself was the bishop who heard her final vow.
Saint Bridget is that Patron Saint of Travelers as she set up so
many convents throughout Ireland despite the terrible conditions
of the 5th and 6th centuries when she live. She is also patron to
babies, fugitives and sailors.