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Folklore: Happy St. Brigid's Day!

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*#1 PEASANT* 31 Jan 03 - 10:45 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Celebrate St. Brigid's Day Feb 1
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 31 Jan 03 - 10:45 PM

It is a pitty that St. Brigid has been confused with St. Patrick. She is the one associated with ale and food!
Get out there and celebrate her day!
Find out all you need to know on our updated St. Brigid Web Pages.
Recipes, celebration rituals etc...


http://www.ncf.carleton.ca/~er719/thesaint.html
Happy St. Brigid's Day Feb 1

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Celebrate St. Brigid's Day
From: Felipa
Date: 01 Feb 03 - 11:37 AM

greetings of the day to you #1 peasant, but why do you find a new thread necessary when you already advertised at this earlier thread?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Celebrate St. Brigid's Day
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 02 Feb 03 - 10:35 AM

Because it is so fun!
A great weekend of Boxty, ale, and great spiced beef!
Join in!

Conrad


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Subject: Folklore: Prepare for St. Brigid's day feb 1
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 21 Jan 10 - 05:08 PM

Brigid's Day Feb. 1

That time again! Prepare to celebrate!

My primary sourcebook
"Brigid of the Gael"
was expanded and thoroughly revised last year. Music, Stories, Traditions, ancient manuscripts, recipes-= all you need to celebrate.

Brigid of the Gael

http://mysite.verizon.net/cbladey/bripub.html

Lots of information on my famous web page on Brigid (the book has much much more...)
http://mysite.verizon.net/cbladey/brigid/thesaint.html

Brigid Web Page

Don't miss this important holiday!

Conrad


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Subject: Folklore: HAPPY ST. BRIGID'S DAY!!
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 08:11 AM

Happy St. Brigid's Day!
The most important Irish Saint- after all she made vats of ale and patrick never did. Learn about this a great role model for women and bishop of the ancient celtic church.


All about St. Brigid of Kildare Music Poetry Recipes

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Folklore: HAPPY ST. BRIGID'S DAY!!
From: Cuilionn
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 10:28 AM

Aye... normally this would be a day for blythe buttery baking in our household... but this Imbolc we woke up to find our favourite (Scottish Highland) heifer mysteriously dead in the pasture. Not good. Not good at all. A very sad Imbolc here.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: HAPPY ST. BRIGID'S DAY!!
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 01 Feb 10 - 07:31 PM

Sorry to hear. This year we will do the brigid's meal on saturday as we had a busy monday. Tonight we have oaten farls to make up for it.

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Happy St. Brigid's Day!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Feb 13 - 10:31 PM

Seems a shame to forget St. Brigid today. Here's a YouTube Video to celebrate.

I subscribe to a magazine called Give Us This Day which offers the official Catholic prayers for the day in a format palatable to us progressive Catholics. The daily saint's biography is written by Robert Ellsberg, biographer of Dorothy Day and son of Daniel Ellsberg of the Pentagon Papers. I think Ellsberg tells the Christian story of Brigid well:

    St. Brigid of Ireland Abbess of Kildare (ca. 450–525) St. Brigid lived in the era when traditional Irish religion was giving way to the formal institution of Christianity. Her very name was that of a Celtic sun goddess in ancient times. As best as can be known, Brigid was born into slavery and was baptized in her childhood by St. Patrick. She was granted her freedom when it proved impossible to curb her enthusiasm for giving alms. Brigid became a nun and ultimately abbess of Kildare, a double monastery consisting of both men and women. Through her fame as a spiritual teacher the abbey became a center for pilgrims. So great was her authority that she even induced a bishop to join her community and to share her leadership. The themes of generosity and compassion feature in many miracles attributed to Brigid, whose only desire was "to satisfy the poor, to expel every hardship, to spare every miserable man." One time "she supplied beer out of one barrel to eigh- teen churches." On another occasion she encountered a leprous woman asking for milk, but "there being none at hand she gave her cold water, but the water was turned into milk, and when she had drunk it the woman was healed." In St. Brigid, the Irish people found a repository for primeval religious memories of the maternal face of God. She became known as "The Mary of the Gael."

    "I would like a great lake of beer for the King of the kings; I would like the people of heaven to be drinking it through time eternal." —St. Brigid

Here's to that "great lake of beer."


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Happy St. Brigid's Day!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 11:52 AM

When people took up agriculture and settled down in towns and villages, a terrible side effect was that the local water became too polluted to drink. Everyone, even children, drank beer. (The beer was not as strong as our beer today, I have read.)

In providing beer, Brigid was providing survival. Too bad it's not true today.

Thanks for the video, Joe.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Happy St. Brigid's Day!
From: GUEST,crazy little woman
Date: 02 Feb 13 - 09:57 PM

I came across this video, which has an ancient-sounding hymn to Brigid accompanied by wire-strung harp. Give it a listen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt6N0WNJKjo&list=PL6E76A3B6EB68FCDA

I'd like to know more about this piece of music.


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