Pause for Peace on St. Brigid’s Day, 1 February

Help build a spirit of global solidarity in our search for peace.

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Icon of St. Brigid by Aloysius McVeigh rsm, Ireland

February 1st is known as La Fheile Bride in Ireland or Saint Brigid’s Day. Brigid is one of the patron saints of the Sisters of Mercy.

This year, Into Kildare, the Tourism Board for County Kildare and Solas Bhríde Spirituality Centre & Hermitages have jointly launched a global ‘Pause for Peace’ movement.  Pause for Peace will see the residents of County Kildare (Ireland) calling on people all around the world to stop for a minute’s silence at 12.00 noon (local time) on  St Brigid’s day, the 1st of February 2023.

Sr. Rita Minehan csb of Solas Bhríde said, “This movement for a Pause for Peace sets the scene for marking the new national holiday in honour of St Brigid on February 6th. It reflects a spiritual underpinning to the holiday and is consonant with the value of peace which Brigid stood for in her time.”

She went on the say, “By pausing for peace, we send out a message that we actively oppose warfare and the proliferation of arms, which wreak havoc on human beings as well as on the natural world. This movement aims to awaken and build a spirit of global solidarity in our search for peace. It would be a fitting tribute to Saint Brigid and to all our ancestors if it were marked with a Pause for Peace on her feast-day, February 1st each year.

Learn more about St. Brigid from this video


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