Monasteries of the Heart

St. Brigid's Prayer

St. Brigid's Prayer

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For St. Brigid's Feast, February 1st

St. Brigid’s Prayer

I’d like to give a lake of beer to God
I’d love the Heavenly
Host to be tippling there
For all eternity.

I’d love the people of Heaven to live with me.
To dance and sing.
If they wanted, I’d put at their disposal
Vats of suffering.

White cups of love I’d give them
With a heart and a half:
Sweet pitchers of mercy I’d offer
To everyone.

I’d make Heaven a cheerful spot
Because the happy heart is true
I’d make people contented for their own sake
I’d like Jesus to love me too.

I’d like the people of Heaven to gather
From all the parishes around
I’d give a special welcome to the women.
The three Marys of great renown.