This book reviews all the evidence-history, legend and folklore-and concludes that while she has many of the attributes of the goddess Brigit, she was certainly a real person.
Author: Noel Kissane
Despite being the female patron saint of Ireland and one of the most remarkable women in Irish history, St. Brigid has always been an elusive figure. Some scholars have argued that she never existed as a real person but was merely the Christian personification of the cult of a pagan goddess of the same name. This book reviews all the evidence-history, legend and folklore-and concludes that while she has many of the attributes of the goddess Brigit, she was certainly a real person. The book also reviews her cult and veneration in Ireland and overseas, from her lifetime down to the present day, as attested by place-names, holy wells, and folklore, and also by the large numbers of churches (Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland), schools, and GAA clubs dedicated to her. [Subject: Irish Studies, Irish Saints, Folklore, Myth & Legend, Christianity, History]
Rich in historical detail, Heather Terrell’s mesmerizing novel Brigid of Kildare is the story of the revolutionary Saint Brigid and the discovery of the oldest illuminated manuscript in the annals of the Church, a manuscript that contains ...
Author: Heather Terrell
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Rich in historical detail, Heather Terrell’s mesmerizing novel Brigid of Kildare is the story of the revolutionary Saint Brigid and the discovery of the oldest illuminated manuscript in the annals of the Church, a manuscript that contains an astonishing secret history. Fifth-century Ireland: Brigid is Ireland’s first and only female priest and bishop. Followers flock to her Kildare abbey and scriptorium. Hearing accounts of Brigid’s power, the Church deems her a threat and sends Decius, a Roman priest and scribe, on a secret mission to collect proof of Brigid’s heresy. As Decius records the unorthodox practices of Brigid and her abbey, he becomes intrigued by her. When Brigid assigns Decius a holy task—to create the most important and sacred manuscript ever made—he finds himself at odds with his original mission and faces the most difficult decision of his life. Modern day: Alexandra Patterson, an appraiser of medieval relics, has been summoned to Kildare to examine a reliquary box believed to belong to Saint Brigid. Hidden within the sacred box is the most beautiful illuminated manuscript Alex has ever seen. But even more extraordinary is the contents of the manuscript’s vellum pages, which may have dire repercussions for the Catholic Church and could very well rewrite the origins of Christianity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
In the green hills of Ireland long ago, when the Christian faith was yet young in the land, lived a girl whose simple faith and boundless kindness would change her homeland forever.
Author: Jane G. Meyer
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In the green hills of Ireland long ago, when the Christian faith was yet young in the land, lived a girl whose simple faith and boundless kindness would change her homeland forever. Born a slave in the house of a chieftain, Brigid grew to be Abbess over thousands of monastics in monasteries covering every facet of the Emerald Isle. Her love and care for all the people earned her a place as one of the two most beloved saints of Irish history, and one of the great female saints of all Christendom.
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Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: Begnet, Brigit of Kildare, Mongfind, Egidia de Lacy, Lady of Connacht, Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke, Mary Bonaventure Browne, Duinseach ingen Duach, Eithne and Sodelb, Juliana FitzGerald, Lady of Thomond, Maud of Lancaster, Countess of Ulster, Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster, Breage, Gormflaith ingen Flann Sinna, Dymphna, Anne Butler, Countess of Ormond, Alice Kyteler, Joan Butler, Countess of Ormond, Joan FitzGerald, Countess of Carrick, In on Dubh, Elizabeth Butler, Countess of Ormond, Aoife MacMurrough, Saint Ita, M r Muman, Gobnait, Darerca of Ireland, Sunniva, Dubhchobhlaigh Bean Ua hEaghra, Derbforgaill, Liadian, Margery de Burgh, Gormlaith ingen Flann mac Conaing, Dubh Chablaigh ingen ed, Maire Lynch, Br nach, Mor N Briain, Gormflaith ingen Murchada, Dub Chablaigh ingen Cathal, Cairenn, M ireg B an Conchubhair F ilghe, Orla of Kilcreevanty, Athracht, Modwenna, Caitilin Dubh, Conainne, Ia of Cornwall, Creassa inion Urchadh, Blathmin N Briain, B Binn inion Urchadh, Dub L mna ingen Tighearn in, Caintigern, rlaith ngen Cenn tig, F n, Petronilla de Meath, Cacht ingen Ragnaill, Medb ingen Indrechtach, M el Muire ingen Amla b, Caineach inion Urchadh, Basilia de Bermingham, Margaret Athy, Buriana, Angias, Darbiled, S rnait, Uallach ingen Muinech in, M r N Conchobair, Gylle de Burgh, Rose N Conchobair, Saint Cyra, Maire o Ciaragain, Slaine N Conmara, S erlaith inion Elcomach. Excerpt: St. Begnet (7th century?), also Begneta, Begnete, Begnait or Becnait is a patron saint of Dalkey, Ireland. She is noted as a "virgin, not a martyr." Her feast day is November 12. Two ruined churches in Dalkey are named for Begnet, one on Dalkey Island, and the other near the 15th-century stone townhouse now serving as Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, in the area known as Kilbegnet. A holy well located...
Lisa Bitel uses the history of two unique holy women--Genovefa of Paris (ca. 420-509) and Brigit of Kildare (ca.452-524)--to reveal how ordinary Europeans lived through Christianization at the dawn of the Middle Ages.
Author: Lisa M. Bitel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Lisa Bitel uses the history of two unique holy women--Genovefa of Paris (ca. 420-509) and Brigit of Kildare (ca.452-524)--to reveal how ordinary Europeans lived through Christianization at the dawn of the Middle Ages. Most converts did not have a sudden epiphany, Bitel argues. Instead they learned and lived their new religion in continuous conversation with preachers, saints, rulers, and neighbors. Together, they built their faith over many years, brick by brick, into their churches and shrines, cemeteries, houses, and even their markets and farms.
However, there has been considerable confusion about St Brigid in Wales for
many centuries and while the original Welsh St Brigids are not the same as St Brigid of Kildare, so popular was the latter that they merged in people's minds
Author: Brian Wright
Publisher: The History Press
Brigid is a mysterious figure, both goddess and saint, who is still revered worldwide today in her different aspects. Combining early Celtic history, archaeology and customs associated with both the goddess and the saint, this book provides a fascinating insight into the development of this unique mythical and historical figure. Using the available evidence, the author suggests a date for the conception of the deity Brigid, suggesting why and by whom she was created. He also explains how the goddess 'became' a saint and how this is historically linked with the unification of Ireland under a High King. The book goes on to look at how the goddess and the saint are still venerated in today's world, such as the burning of the perpetual flame in Ireland, relit by President McAleese in 2006.
It is through St. Brigid that the clearest glimpse into Brigid the Goddess can be
found. The great cathedral of St. Brigid in Kildare, Ireland is believed to have
been founded by the saint herself. It is widely accepted that the church was built
Author: Courtney Weber
Publisher: Weiser Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Lady of the Well, the Forge, and the Green Earth, I seek you. --Brigid, I Seek You Brigid—mother, daughter, healer, bard, warrior, fire goddess, goddess of the oak, animals, and magic. Brigid of the spring, her festival Imbolc, oversees fertility of all kinds. Brigid is many things to many people. In this enticing book, Courtney Weber offers up a wide-ranging exposition and celebration of all things Brigid, who is arguably the most popular figure in Celtic mythology and religion. Meet Brigid in her various incarnations—Celtic Pagan Goddess, Christian Saint, and Voudon Loa. Each chapter ends with guided meditations and exercises that help readers tap into Brigid’s healing powers. Inside you’ll find Brigid-focused spells, blessings, recipes, and rituals for love, harmony, protection, and much more.
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Author: Scott A. BesseneckerPublish On: 2006-09-27
102 T H E N E W F RIARS So much legend surrounds the life of St. Brigid of Kildare that it is difficult to divide history from myth. But it is clear that some kind of
oddity surrounded the early years of this child of a slave woman. One story
Author: Scott A. Bessenecker
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Bessenecker profiles young Christians who have voluntarily removed themselves from the status quo in order to seek justice and mercy with the poorest of the world's poor.
1 St Brigid of Kildare (about 452—524) Ireland's most popular saint after St
Patrick (see 17 Mar.) was born around the ... She is said to have founded the
monastery at Kildare, about forty miles south-west of Dublin. This later developed
into a ...
Author: Paul Burns
Publisher: A&C Black
The present volume is a revised and updated version of Butler's Lives of the Saints: New Concise Edition, first published in 2003. The aim remains a presentation of flesh and blood figures, chosen to give different kinds of inspiration throughout the year.
... to 'Saint Bride' and is one of many Scottish churches whose traditions claim a
direct link with Brigid of Kildare. The place-name Kilbride, which derives from the
Gaelic Cill Briohde ('Brigid's Church'), is fairly common, but not every occurrence
Author: Tim Clarkson
The Picts were an ancient nation who ruled most of northern and eastern Scotland during the Dark Ages. Despite their importance in Scottish history they remain shrouded in an aura of myth and misconception. IN the ninth century they were absorbed by the kingdom of the Scots and lost their unique identity, their language and their vibrant artistic culture. The Pictish nation seemingly vanished, leaving few traces but many unanswered questions. The most puzzling of these questions surround the great monuments that still survive in the landscape of modern Scotland: standing stones decorated with incredible skill and covered with enigmatic symbols. These stones are the vivid memorials of a powerful and gifted people who have bequeathed no chronicles to tell their story, no sagas to describe the deed of their kings and heroes. Pictish history is recorded only in fragments presented by writers whose lords and masters were often bitter enemies of the Picts. Here, the various fragments are drawn together to tell the story of this mysterious people from their emergence in Roman times to their eventual disappearance.
Around 480 CE, the King of Leinster gave Brigid land at Kildare where she built a
monastery beneath an oak tree. Kildare or Cill Dara in Gaelic, means 'church of
the oak'. It is believed that Brigid spent her early life near Dundalk in County ...
Fidelma's own house of St Brigid of Kildare was one such community of both
sexes during her time. When Brigid established her community at Kildare (Cill
Dara = the churchoftheoaks) she inviteda bishop namedConlaed to join her.
Author: Peter Tremayne
Publisher: Hachette UK
Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in the eighth historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of THE MONK WHO VANISHED, VALLEY OF THE SHADOW and many more. PRAISE FOR ACT OF MERCY: 'Wonderfully evocative' The Times When Sister Fidelma sets out on a pilgrimage in the autumn of AD 666, her main preoccupation is to reflect on her commitment to the religious life and her relationship with the Saxon monk, Eadulf, whom she has left behind. Complications arise during the first night on the ship when one of the pilgrims is apparently washed overboard. The discovery of a blood-stained robe raises the question of murder and Fidelma finds herself having to focus all her abilities on solving the mystery. Death dogs the tiny band of pilgrims in the close confines of the ship, but is not until the Holy Shrine is almost reached that the amazing truth is uncovered... What readers are saying about ACT OF MERCY: 'I never tire of reading about the escapades of this very self-opinionated young woman and her interactions with some very strange characters! Another great read!' 'So many twists I could not put it down! Pilgrims and pirates - Fidelma has trouble finding the truth' 'An intriguing glimpse of Fidelma's interior life and past'
Fidelma's own house of St Brigid of Kildare was one such community of both
sexes in Fidelma's time. When Brigid established her community at Kildare (
CillDara = the church of oaks) she invited a bishop named Conlaed to join her.
Her first ...
Author: Peter Tremayne
Publisher: Hachette UK
Super sleuth Sister Fidelma returns in THE MONK WHO VANISHED, the seventh historical mystery by Peter Tremayne, acclaimed author of VALLEY OF THE SHADOW, THE SPIDER'S WEB and many more. PRAISE FOR THE SISTER FIDELMA SERIES: 'The background detail is brilliantly defined . . . wonderfully evocative' The Times, 'A brilliant and beguiling heroine. Immensely appealing' Publishers Weekly The Abbey of Imleach, in the south-west Irish kingdom of Muman, now rivals Armagh as the centre of the faith in Ireland. For the founder of the abbey was none other than St Ailbe, the man who brought Christianity to Muman, converted its king and baptised him at Cashel in AD448. But now, calamity has struck the community of the abbey. Not only has an elderly monk suddenly disappeared, but the holy relics of St Ailbe have also vanished. These sacred relics are not just the concern of the abbey's community but are a priceless icon and political symbol of the entire kingdom. So who would have dared to take them? Sister Fidelma, together with Saxon Brother Eadulf, are asked to investigate. It seems there is more to the disappearances than meets the eye; much more. Fidelma gradually uncovers a sinister conspiracy, in which the participants will stop at nothing - even murder - to achieve their aims ... What readers are saying about THE MONK WHO VANISHED: 'An excellent mystery, high intrigue aimed at the heart of the kingdom' 'Another superb story from Peter Tremayne. One of his best as the secrecy and mystery surrounding the murders that occur makes this story truly lifelike' 'Five stars - the series continues to delight and entertain'