Monday, February 1, 2010

Feast of St Brigid of Ireland

As today was also our first day "back to school" we haven't done any of the activities we usually do for this feast day so I just thought I would finally (after having this in drafts so long) share some information about one of our favourite Saints.

The symbolic imagery: (of the image above)
A young Brigid is taking a brief rest in an oak-shaded bower; a lantern illuminates her book and musical instruments lie at her side.
A dog playfully chases butterflies in front of an oak keg, and an ancient bronze Celtic angel flies in front of a flame.
Inside the bower are also a basket of eggs, a rooster,
a sack of seeds, and Brigid's Cross.
In the background are cattle, a stork and a traveler (who just happens to be St Expeditus)

Patron of Crafts and Creativity, Poets, Dairy, Cattle and Poultry Workers, Healers,Fugitives, Infants, Sailors and Mariners,Ireland, Irish Nuns, New Zealand

Fisheaters always has great information
Catholic Culture too
So many links on this one- I haven't had time to check them all out yet, so ...well just letting you know.
Food ideas
Making St Brigid crosses - very simple instructions
Irish abroad : Information and a YouTube version of the St Brigid crosses
Also a couple of prayers:

St Brigid, Mary of Ireland
Ask for us all today
The courage to do God's bidding
Whatever the world may say
The grace to be strong and valiant
The grace to be firm and true
The grace to be faithful always
To God, God's mother and you.

Everliving God, we rejoice today in the fellowship of your Blessed servant Brigid, and we give you thanks for her life of devoted service.
Inspire us with life and light, and give us perseverance to serve you all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, world without end.

Deliver us from an inordinate love of that we may serve thee with singleness of heart, and attain to theriches of the world to come; through Jesus Christ our Lord, wholiveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever.

I pray your St Brigid Feast day is an enjoyable one.

St Brigid Pray for Us!!



Charlotte (Matilda) said...

I had hoped to publish this last night, but didn't get a chance to.

St. Brigid's Coloring Page

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