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The Legend of the St. Brigid's Cross

As an herbalist I love St. Brigid's Cross, the woven cross representing "the wheel of life".

Love the traditional Irish claddaugh!  Truly the qualities it takes to keep a good marriage going!

Love the traditional Irish claddaugh! Truly the qualities it takes to keep a good marriage going!

Shower of Roses: Celebrating the Saints :: St. Brigid of Ireland

Shower of Roses: Celebrating the Saints :: St. Brigid of Ireland

St. Brigid's cross; how to

Spirited Ireland is a composition of images, music and links to further information about Ireland.

Brigit’s cult centre at Kildare had a sacred perpetual fire in an enclosure tended by nuns. Gerald of Wales left this account of it in Topography of Ireland (12th century).  "The fire of St. Brigit, which is reported never to go out. Not that it cannot be extinguished, but the holy women tend and feed it with diligent care. It has continued burning through a long course of years, and although such heaps of wood have been consumed during the long period, there has been no accumulation of…

Brigid's Cross: Associated with Brigid of Kildare, who is venerated as one of the patron saints of Ireland. It was traditionally believed that a Brigid's Cross protects the house from fire and evil.

In case you see these symbols in your nightly cemetary stroll

In case you see these symbols in your nightly cemetary stroll

equinoxparanormal: “A Graphic Guide to Cemetery Symbolism To convey the lives of the people buried beneath them, and the expectations for what comes after death, symbolism has long been part of tombstones. Below is our guide to some of the most.

Auraicept na n-Éces ("the scholars' primer") is claimed as a 7th century work of Irish grammarians, written by a scholar named Longarad.

Auraicept na n-Éces ("the scholars' primer") is claimed as a century work of Irish grammarians, written by a scholar named Longarad.

Ορθόδοξος Άγιος Κολούμπα, Ηγούμενος Μονής στη Νήσο Ιόνα (δυτικά της Σκωτίας). Εορτή: 9 Ιουνίου. Orthodox Venerable Columba, Abbot of Iona, Scotland (†597). Feast Day: 9th June

Columba, Abbot of Iona, 597 One of three monks from the British Isles helped keep the light of learning alive during the Middle Ages. Columba founded three monasteries off the coast of Scotland and is credited with bringing Christianity to Scotland.

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