February 1: saint of the day, name day


The Saint of February 1 is Saint Brigid of Ireland, which name day is celebrated and other saints who are celebrated on this date.

Saint Brigid of Ireland

Born in Faughart in 451 and died in Kildare on February 1, 525, St. Brigid of Ireland is considered, after St. Patrick, the evangelizer of the nation, both of whom are the patrons.

From the only biographical text, attributed to the author Cogitosus and dating back to 650, he says that Brigida converted to Christianity in 468, deeply affected by the preaching of Saint Patrick, and embarked on her life path dedicated to God despite the opposition of her father.

She was the founder of several monasteries becoming an abbess.

The Saint died in about 525, when she was 74 years old, and was buried in a tomb in front of the main altar of the church in her Abbey.

Later his mortal remains were brought to Downpatrick and placed near those of St. Patrick.

A few miracles are attributed to Brigida, including that of beer.

In fact, tradition has it that the Saint, simulating the episode of the Wedding at Cana, let beer out of a single barrel in sufficient quantity for eighteen churches, such that it was enough for the whole Easter time.

Other saints and celebrations on February 1st

  • Sant'Agrippano
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  • Blessed Andrea Conti (De Comitibus)
  • Franciscan

  • Blessed Anna (Giovanna Francesca) Michelotti
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