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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...

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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

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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

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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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from Handwork Homeschool

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.

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