“St. Brigid is the patron saint of babies, blacksmiths, boatmen, cattle farmers, children whose parents are not married, children whose mothers are mistreated by the children’s fathers, Clan Douglas, dairymaids, dairy workers, fugitives, Ireland, Leinster, mariners, midwives, milkmaids, nuns, poets, the poor, poultry farmers, poultry raisers, printing presses, sailors, scholars, travelers, and watermen. Here’s a busy saint!”
Good morning, all! A grey and chilly – though not frigid, at 39° – start to the month of February. Wishing my Christian friends a happy, holy, and blessed Feast of St. Brigid! One of the most popular and widespread and Celtic saints, one of two patron saints of Ireland (with St. Patrick), and the original patroness of what is now St. Bede’s, her roots may well extend back in time to well before the coming of Christianity. May we all have a blessed day!
This lovely book, by Edith Holden, was (along with its sister, “Nature Notes of an Edwardian Lady”) the earliest impetus and inspiration for the nature journal I have been keeping, off and on, for many years – since 1991 or 92, in fact! Sadly, neither seems to be currently in print, but they are available used, and definitely worth picking up if you like English / British history, nature study, art and artistry, or a combination of all three!