This Is the Mary Who Was Seen by Me in a Dream

On another occasion after that an old pious nun who lived near Dubthach’s house asked Brigit to go and address the twenty-seven Leinster saints in one assembly.  It was just then that Ibor the bishop recounted in the assembly a vision which he had seen the night before.  “I thought”, said he, “that I saw this night the Virgin Mary in my sleep, and a certain venerable cleric said to me: ‘This is Mary who will dwell among you’.”  Just then the nun and Brigit came to the assembly.  “This is the Mary who was seen by me in a dream.”  The people of the assembly rose up before her and went to converse with her.  They blessed her.  The assembly was held where now is Kildare, and there Ibor the bishop says to the brethren: “This site is open to heaven, and it will be the richest of all in the whole island; and today a girl, for whom it has been prepared by God, will come to us like Mary.”  It happened thus.

— An Anonymous Life of St. Brigid, Bethu Brigte, Chapter XI.

Curator: Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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