Monday, February 01, 2010

Feast Day of St. Brigid

Please join me today in celebrating St. Brigid - famous for her hospitality and celebrating the ordinary. I love this woman!!!

"Healing God, come to our hidden corners,
remove the stone and grit we cling to,
that prevent the water of life flowing free."
--Prayer from Solas Bhride, Kildare.

Jan Richardson offers a beautiful and detailed description of this incredible woman. I invite you to read more here. Thank you, Jan!

photo @ St. Brigid's well, Kildare, 10.09

9 comments:

Abbey of the Arts said...

Happy Feast Day friend, may her fire blaze in your heart today.

SUNRISE SISTER said...

...celebrating the ordinary and not so ordinary today on the drive to Portland. The highway, just a highway, the scenery through fog, mist, rain, and sunshine - beautiful and though perhaps common in its oft-revealed self - there's nothing ordinary about these magnificent views. We are on our way:)

Sorrow said...

Celebrating
with light and love

donna said...

Remembering you and St. Brigid on this day! I met with a friend for lunch today to tell her my story of encounter with St. Brigid. She is going to Ireland this year. We feasted on food, story, and memory on this great Feast Day. Thank you so much for this post. May St. Brigid continue to work deep within.

Maureen said...

I am inspired and encouraged and filled after my few minutes here. Thank you.

lucy said...

thank you all for sharing these moments to honor st. brigid!!

Karen said...

I like to honor her with a fire in my hearth...lovely entry!

His Girl Friday said...

hmmm, I wonder about that prayer. Healing sometimes involves discomfort, much like the debridement of a wound...but that makes sense, the removal of the stone and grit we cling to. I feel that was me this year. :)

lucy said...

karen - we've lived in our house for over 20 years now and the only thing i've ever really missed is a fireplace. thx for kindling the hearth for brigid. i have to settle for candles :-)

hgf - i'm kinding of thinking healing almost always includes some form of discomfort... removing stones and grit can be a horribly painful process!! "debridement" is not a word i'm familiar with, but i like it...