BRIGID (Saint) Virgin (February 1) (9th century) Not of course to be confused with the great Saint Bride of Kildare, whose Festival is kept on the same day. This later Saint Brigid was a sister of Saint Andrew, the Archdeacon of Saint Donatus of Fiesole in Tuscany. She was present at his deathbed, carried thither, it is said, by angels. After his death she retired to a cave in the Apennines, where she closed her life some time in the ninth century. Soon after a church was built over her cave, which contained her grave.