Monday, February 1, 2010

St. Brigid of Ireland (c.451 to Feb. 1, 525)

The life and the legend of St. Brigid of Ireland has been written about in abundance. Along with Saints Patrick and Columba she is one of Ireland's patron saints. She was born in County Louth near Dundalk c. 451 to parents who were baptized by Saint Patrick. Some people believe that since she shares the first name of the Celtic goddess that she may have been created to convert Celts to Christianity. She died in Kildare on Feb. 1, 525. Canonized: Precongregation. Saint Brigid of Ireland's feast day coincides with Imbolc, the first of four Celtic fire festivals.
Click here to view beautiful St. Brigid of Ireland crosses and the lovely story behind them.

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