Saturday, January 22, 2011

Feast of St. Brigid February 1

The Feast of St. Brigid is coming up! I find it so satisfying that her feast falls within the Christmas season, the last feast before the feast of Candlemas on February 2, since St. Brigid is said to have mystically visited the manger in Bethlehem to see the Christ Child. You can read Amy Steedman's telling of it in this narrative. The symbol of fire has also been associated with St. Brigid, again, so fitting to be honored so close to the feast of Candlemas.

You can celebrate the feast with Irish treats and the making of St. Brigid's cross (directions here). You might also like to read Brigid's Cloak with your children. You will also find some other ideas at the the Catholic Culture site.