St. Brigid

Posted on 23. Jan, 2008, in SaintsNo Comments

Alongside St. Patrick, St. Brigid is one of our great Irish Saints – her feastday on February 1st. Born in 450 or 451 near Faughart, Co. Louth she is remembered for her spirituality, her charity and her compassion. In 470 she established a monastery in Kildare  -and was the inspiritation for Bishop Daniel Delaney when founding the Brigidine Order over two hundred years ago.  For many people, the Brigid’s Cross is their connection with the Saint. Eileen Good asked Brenda Kindregan, from Kildare, if the making of the cross was still popular.

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