Sunday, February 1, 2009

St Brigid of Kildare

Although she isn't showing up in the Saints of the Day feed to the right, today, February 1 is the feast of St. Brigid of Kildare, one of the patron saints of Ireland.
She and St Patrick complement one another, I think.
For more about her there is a Wikipedia article here

Her vision of heaven is that there will be a "great lake of ale...and every drop a prayer". Quoted at I have seen and heard this quotation in many places. St. Brigid was known for miracles that involved keeping her community constantly supplied with ale.

February 1 is also the first day of Spring in Ireland.

Fisheaters, a traditional Catholic website with a wealth of information, has directions for making a St. Brigid's Cross, something that I have been meaning to do for years. Here is the link Now all I need is the material for making one.

Happy St. Brigid's Day to all of you, especially those who share Irish heritage. I am grateful for this heritage and this saint today.

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