About Us

St. Brigid Art
(LEFT) “May the beacon of your flame show us a path to peace that all may follow.” Picture of Saint Brigid by Ann MacDuff from “The Little Book of Celtic Saints,” Appletree Press.          (RIGHT) Stained glass image of St. Brigid with her traditional flame.

Saint Brigid of Kildare Catholic Faith Community Society of Calgary is a place of welcome, joy, support, exploration and love for those who desire to participate in the growth and renewal of the Roman Catholic church.

It is also a place for anyone who wishes to experience the love of God through a praying, worshipping, and caring faith community.

We are a group of people from many walks of life committed to gathering in the spirit of Jesus and his followers while striving to live out the Gospel message of radical love, hope, and freedom. St. Brigid’s members are actively involved in exploring the Christian tradition in all its past, present and evolving breadth, depth, and complexity. We are positive, critical, questioning, skeptical, creative and hopeful in our feelings and understandings of what it is to be Catholic and Christian in today’s world. While valuing the ancient traditions of the church and the early apostolic communities, we are exploring what it is to be people of faith in the 21st century — in terms of theology, liturgy, ecclesiology, Biblical studies, community-building, spirituality and all other aspects of modern faith life.

Please join us, as we create vibrant community together!

hearth fire

Hearth Keeper Prayer

Brigid of the Mantle, encompass us,
Lady of the Lambs, protect us,
Keeper of the Hearth, kindle us.
Beneath your mantle, gather us,
And restore us to memory.
Mothers of our mother, Foremothers strong.
Guide our hands in yours,
Remind us how to kindle the hearth.
To keep it bright, to preserve the flame.
Your hands upon ours, Our hands within yours,
To kindle the light, Both day and night.
The Mantle of Brigid about us,
The Memory of Brigid within us,
The Protection of Brigid keeping us
From harm, from ignorance, from heartlessness.
This day and night,
From dawn till dark, From dark till dawn.
Restored Foundations
The restored foundations of St. Brigid’s Fire Temple behind the Cathedral Church of St. Brigid in Kildare, Ireland.
(L) St. Brigid’s well, Kildare, Ireland. (R) Statue of St. Brigid Kildare, Ireland
(L) St. Brigid’s well, Kildare, Ireland. (R) Statue of St. Brigid, Kildare, Ireland.

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