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St. Brigid of Ireland

February 1st celebrates the Feast of St. Brigid (c. 451-525), a nun, abbess, and friend of St. Patrick's in early Christian Ireland. St. Brigid founded the monastery of Kildare where the Boo...


Brigid was probably born at Faughart near Dundalk, Louth, Ireland. Her parents were baptized by St. Patrick, with whom she developed a close friendship. According to legend, her father was Dubhthach, an Irish chieftain of Lienster, and her mother, Brocca, was a slave at his court. Even as a young girl she evinced an interest for a religious life and took the veil in her youth ...continue reading


Beautifully clear tutorial for making a St Brigid's Cross - traditionally made with wheat but I like Michele Made Me's yarn or cereal box versions


The ancient Irish cross from Carndonagh, Cty. Donegal, shows Christ in Majesty and pilgrims beneath interlace woven as the Tree of Life. The knotwork was traditionally a protection device and is similar to the St. Brigid's crosses woven out of rushes. Patrick is one of the patron saints of Ireland. A native Briton, he was captured and served as a slave in the western part of Ireland. After his escape from slavery, he returned to his native Britain, returning to Ireland after being told…

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Imbolc – Brighit – Candlemas – St. Brigid’s Day

Bridgid - A Deusa Caçadora e Sacerdotisa é uma deusa celta muito popular na Irlanda. Brígida era representada por três mulheres, Brígida, a poetisa, Brígida, a médica, e Brígida, a ferreira, sendo conhecida com a deusa da Tríplice Chama, pois o fogo alimenta as forjas, esquenta os experimentos dos alquimistas, e incendeia a mente dos poetas. Brígida era filha do deus supremo Dagda, e um dos Tuatha Dé Danann. Ela era esposa de Bres, rei dos Tuatha Dé Danann, com quem teve um filho, Ruadán.