Bacon and Butter and Bathtub Beer: Why the Church Needs St Brigid, Bad

UPDATE: It's Lá Fhéile Bríde, the Feast of Brigid, and last year's post is no less true today:She's the patroness of women (especially "fallen" ones), poets, Ireland, and beer, among many, many other wonderful things. She had the ability to multiply butter and bacon. She was Chiara to St Patrick's Francesco. As an abbess she had jurisdiction over a double monastery of men and women, a center of learning and culture that kept the perpetual light of knowledge burning through ages that would hav … [Read more...]


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