Monday 1st February is the Feast of St. Brigid, Abbess and Secondary Patron of Ireland.

Many of us have seen St. Brigid’s Crosses hanging in homes, Schools and Churches in Ireland.  They are usually placed by the door to protect the home, etc. from fire.  We believe that St. Brigid first weaved rushes into a cross when converting a dying chieftain to Christianity and who subsequently was baptised before his death.  We celebrate Brigid, a woman who lived the Gospel in such a profound way.  May we be inspired by her life and try to follow her example of love and service in our lives.

To see a step by step demonstration of how to make a St Brigid’s Cross please click here.  This video was recorded in Kildare Town at Feile Bride 2013. Thanks to Margaret Walsh and Solas Bhride team. Thanks also to icatholic.ie.