It Is Not I Who Performed This Miracle

They go to Tethbae, to the first settlements of the bishops, namely Ardagh. The king of Tethbae was feasting nearby. A churl in the king’s house had done a terrible thing. He let fall a valuable goblet belonging to the king, so that it smashed to pieces against the table in front of the king. The […]

This Is Mary Who Will Dwell Among You

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 […]

Your Charioteer Should Always Be a Priest

At the end of the day everybody went apart out of the assembly for hospitality. There was a good man living on the bank of the river called Seir. He sent his slave to the assembly to call Brigit, saying to his household: “The holy maiden who performed the wonderful miracle in the assembly-place today, […]

The Greatness of Her Grace and the Proximity of Her Miracles

They come then to Tailtiu. Patrick was there. They were debating an obscure question there, namely a certain woman came to return a son to a cleric of Patrick’s household. Brón was the cleric’s name. “How has this been made out?”, said everyone. “Not hard”, said the woman. “I had come to Brón to have […]

This Virgin Alone in Ireland

The bishop (Mel) being intoxicated with the grace of God there did not recognise what he was reciting from his book, for he consecrated Brigit with the orders of a bishop.  “This virgin alone in Ireland”, said Mel, “will hold the Episcopal ordination.”  While she was being consecrated a fiery column ascended from her head. […]

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 […]