A large collection of miraculous stories clustered round her name, and her reputation was not confined to Ireland, for, under the name of St Bride, she became a favourite saint in England, and numerous churches were dedicated to her in Scotland.
— From the 1911 Encyclopaedia Brittanica.
|Born into a noble Celtic family at Dundalk in Ireland.|
|Inspired to become a nun by the preaching of St. Patrick|
|Founded two monasteries in Kildare, one for men and one for women.|
|Lived an inspirational life of holiness as Abbess of Kildare.|
|Inspired numerous legends.|
|Died at Kildare.|
|Saint Bridget and the King's Wolf in||The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts by Abbie Farwell Brown|
|St Bridget of Kildare in||Stories of the Saints by Grace Hall|
|Saint Bridget in||Our Island Saints by Amy Steedman|
Saint Bridget of the Mantel
in Our Island Saints
|Saint Mel||Priest who traveled with St. Patrick and consecrated St. Brigid.|
|Saint Conleth||Bishop of Kildare who was a friend of St. Brigid.|
|Kidnapped as a child and brought to Ireland, returned later to spread Christianity.|