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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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

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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This is because she bears the same name and characteristics of the Celtic goddess, Brigid – an icon of pre-Chrisitan, pagan Ireland. Furthermore, a distinctive square made from woven rushes lies at the center from which three arms extend and tied and fastened at the end. Saint Brigid’s Cross has been so iconic in Irish culture that at one point, it was the symbol of the Department of Health and used as part of the brand visuals for RTÉTelevision up until the 1990s.

Saint Brigid’s Cross: The Meaning Behind It - IRELAND ON A

Brigid’s Crosses out of raffia, I’m going to suggest learning first with pipe cleaners and then moving to the raffia.The directions I found said to soak the raffia in warm water before beginning, but I skipped that step and it seemed to work just fine.

St. Brigid’s Cross with Kids - Catholic Icing How to Make a St. Brigid’s Cross with Kids - Catholic Icing

With both the raffia and the pipe cleaners, I thought the smaller ones were easier to handle, and very cute! Associated with Saint Brigid’s day on February 1st, St Brigid’s cross is an Irish symbol that has endured centuries of change in Ireland. However, just like many other Celtic symbols, the history and symbolism of this traditional symbol are murky and complicated. Once woven, the cross is placed above the doorway of a home on the 1st of February to protect it from evil spirits, death, hunger, disease and fire.

May this cross be hallowed in the name of the Father, + and of the Son, + and of the Holy + Spirit; and may all who kneel and pray before this cross in honor of our Lord find health in body and soul; through Christ our Lord. Once Brigid was born in 451 AD, it is said that she vomited up any food given to her by the druid because he was impure. Some of the most well-known saints of Ireland include Saint Patrick, The Twelve Apostles of Ireland, and the woman in question: Saint Brigid of Kildare.

St Brigid’s Cross: the meaning and history of the Irish symbol

Traditionally made from rushes, a bog plant with hollow, cylindrical stems, St Brigid’s cross is often made using straw or reeds if rushes cannot be found. She lives on even in language— Brid agus Muire dhuit is still a common greeting, meaning “May Brigid and Mary be with you.There was an old pagan Chieftain who lay delirious on his deathbed in Kildare (some believe this was her father) and his servants summoned Brigid to his beside in the hope that the saintly woman may calm his restless spirit.



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