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St. Brigid's Cross | 9.5" x 9.5" x 1" | Made in Ireland | All Handcrafted, All Natural Saint Brigid's Cross | Mounted On Unique Irish Scenic History Card

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Furthermore, Brigid’s association with healing made her a patron of physicians and practitioners of herbal medicine. As he negotiated with the king, she took her father’s rare and beautiful sword and gave it to a leper. With that came Celtic Christianity and missionaries whose life purpose was to spread the word of God. I began by trimming the ends of my rush and making sure that all of my strands were a workable length. D. because the saint shares many of the goddess’s attributes, including wisdom, poetry, healing, and protection.

Since the foundation of St Augustine’s Abbey in Ramsgate in 1856 and since we relocated to Chilworth in Surrey in 2011, the Benedictine monks have sought various ways to support themselves. In March 2008, the monks began preparing Sanctuary Skin Cream, a moisturising hand and skin cream which contains a blend of organic oils, beeswax, cocoa butter and aloe vera juice.Although our Brigid's crosses are expertly crafted from sterling silver and gold, traditionally a St. In 2004, one of the monks took possession of a colony of bees which became a well established monastic apiary with a number of hives.

Unlike her contemporary, Saint Patrick, Brigid left no historical record, and most information about her life and work derives from a hagiography written by the monk Cogitosus some 200 years after her birth. Straw, rushes, and reeds were most common, but grass, hay, wood, goose quills, wire and fabric were also used to form crosses. This magnificent hand-forged steel Brigid's Cross is made by traditional blacksmith Tom King 'An Gobha' at his forge in Bohermeen, in the heart of the Boyne Valley, Co.

Before placing the last piece, loosen a piece like the photo below and thread the final piece through it, placing it the same way you did the previous steps. Hanging Brigid's cross from the rafters of one's house was believed to bring the blessing and protection of the saint for the remainder of the year.

By rejecting non-essential cookies, Reddit may still use certain cookies to ensure the proper functionality of our platform. Brigid’s Cross represents the Christianisation of an ancient Celtic symbol and is associated with the Irish saint, Brigid.Brigid's cross that can be found in many an Irish household as a tribute to Ireland's female patron saint. She traveled widely, gaining renown and spreading Christianity throughout Ireland, and many pilgrims sought her out.

If you don’t have access to common rush, just experiment with what you have – paper drinking straws would work really well. This reflected the political situation of her time—Ireland was transitioning from Paganism to Christianity, and people were more comfortable with someone who could reflect the values of both of these religions. In addition to the monastic products highlighted above, one of our new monks makes Chilworth Rosary Beads of cord. Since 1934, we are synonymous with designing and crafting quality jewellery, homeware and giftware in the heart of the Curragh Plains in Co. These offset angles evoke the image of a wheel in motion and may have originally represented the sun, or "the great wheel in the sky".The Christian version of the story has Brigid creating the cross at the deathbed of a local pagan chieftain (some say it was actually her father). As a patron saint, she looks over many: babies, children born out of wedlock, midwives, poets and scholars, travelers and seafarers, fugitives, blacksmiths, healers, Irish nuns, and farmers.

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