St. Brigid of Ireland icon by Theophilia.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

St. Brigid of Ireland icon by Theophilia.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Despite the fact that I am of half-Irish descent, I never knew much about St. Brigid, one of the patron saints of Ireland, until I had my own children.  In fact, it was not until I ran into the picture book titled Brigid’s Cloak that I really took note of this child-friendly saint.  Since then, …

14 Ideas for Hosting a St. Brigid’s Day Playdate

Despite the fact that I am of half-Irish descent, I never knew much about St. Brigid, one of the patron saints of Ireland, until I had my own children. In fact, it was not until I ran into the picture book titled Brigid’s Cloak that I really took note of this child-friendly saint. Since then, …

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...

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...

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

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

St. Brigid Shawl. I am in awe.... I don't knit and would love to receive this by a wonderfully skilled knitter.... Hint hint. :)

St. Brigid Shawl. I am in awe.... I don't knit and would love to receive this by a wonderfully skilled knitter.... Hint hint. :)

Brigid of Ireland a Goddess so loved the people refused to give her up!

Brigid of Ireland a Goddess so loved the people refused to give her up!

Celtic St. Brigid's cross - variation on Brigid's cross I'm familiar with but I like this one too.

Sterling Silver St Brigid Open Cross Pendant

Celtic St. Brigid's cross - variation on Brigid's cross I'm familiar with but I like this one too.

St. Brigid's Cross  Legend says this cross was woven by the patron saint of Ireland to explain the Passion.  Its heritage extends to the Neolithic Age when it symbolized the four seasons. It is now hung over Irish doorways to protect home and hearth.  It is also related to the symbol of the "turning wheel" which symbolized the movement of the sun and is a design seen on Celtic crosses.

St. Brigid's Cross Legend says this cross was woven by the patron saint of Ireland to explain the Passion. Its heritage extends to the Neolithic Age when it symbolized the four seasons. It is now hung over Irish doorways to protect home and hearth. It is also related to the symbol of the "turning wheel" which symbolized the movement of the sun and is a design seen on Celtic crosses.

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