Dec 22, 2010

A Story of St. Brigid for the Holiday Season

Saint Brigid of Kildare or Brigid of Ireland (Brigit, Bridget, Bridgit, Bríd or Bride) or Mary of the Gael (Irish: Naomh Bríd) (c. 451–525) is one of Ireland's patron saints along with Saints Patrick and Columba. Irish hagiography makes her an early Irish Christian nun, abbess, and founder of several monasteries.
Her feast day is 1 February, celebrated as St. Brigid's Day or Imbolc in Gaelic Ireland  (from Wikipedia)

Bridget (given name)Image via Wikipedia

There are many stories of Brigid's life and there are just as many debates among scholars about which, if any, are true.  But the story I read to you today comes from the book, This Way To Christmas by Ruth Sawyer.  You may find the full text of that book at the UPENN digital library:

A blessed Christmas to you and yours.

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