Monday, February 8, 2016

St. Brigid of Ireland's Feast Day: St. Brigid Crosses



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St. Brigid of Ireland's feast day was celebrated on February 1.  To find out more about this personal friend of Saint Patrick be sure to visit Saintnook, where the Saints are always online!


This will be a quick post as I need to get to bed to wake up early for another workout as I continue to train for my 2nd half marathon coming up on March 20th.  I'm writing this post, despite it being several days after St. Brigid's feast day, mainly for my own reference as I will link this post on my A Slice of Liturgical Life page for future reference. If my blog posts of how we celebrate feast days happens to inspire a reader, then that's icing on the cake! 

On February 1st, my children and I read about St. Brigid of Ireland in the Saints for Young Readers for Every Day, Vol. 1.  (This 2 volume book is my favorite Saint book for children and we read from it daily during our Couch Catechism time in the morning.  It was this book that gave me a deeper love and devotion for the Saints' fascinating and faith-filled lives.)


We then made St. Brigid crosses for the first time while following Lacy's instructions at Catholic Icing. We had fun making them and my son enjoyed putting his own "twist" on them by creatively twisting the chenille sticks around each other.

Here's the photo I uploaded to my Instagram page on February 1...

    
While typing this post, I realized that I didn't know alot about the history of St. Brigid's cross so I did a quick search and found The Story of the St. Brigid's Cross from Irish American Mom blog.  It was interesting to read the history about this cross! Go check it out!

And I'm putting Brigid's Cloak on my wish list as I have heard it's a great one to read for St. Brigid's feast day!




 

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