Saint Brigid (Part One)

Patrick may be the best known of the Celtic saints, but for many people, the heart of the Celtic tradition belongs to Brigid.Born in the middle of the fifth century, Brigid is according to legend the daughter of a pagan chief and his Christian slave. The story goes that Brigid’s mother worked in the dairy of her master’s household, and that she gave birth at dawn on the morning of February 1, precisely at the moment she was stepping over the threshold into the dairy.So Brigid is very … [Read more...]