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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As Saint Brigid sat by his bedside, the chieftain’s curiosity was piqued by the woven rushes strewn across the floor. It is said that Saint Brigid sat at the foot of the death bed of either her father or a pagan lord, weaving this cross shape, unaware of its meaning. These were and still are traditionally made from either reeds or straw (but feel free to make them from paper or whatever is available to you. Scholars argue whether she was, in fact, a Christianisation of pagan beliefs or a real person who mimicked the goddess. Brigid’s Cross,” representing the power of faith and the potential for conversion and transformation.

The prevailing Christian folklore surrounding Brigid's cross involves the deathbed conversion of an Irish pagan chieftain, in some stories her father. When it was brought to her attention what the cross symbolised, it was then that she asked to be baptised.

These offset angles evoke the image of a wheel in motion and may have originally represented the sun, or "the great wheel in the sky". In the winter, Brighid becomes the cailleach, the woman in agedness, and on Imbolc, she collected the kindling of the fires that get her to the spring of regeneration. The cross of rushes may indeed be an adaptation of an older woven symbol, which along with Brigid, may have been transfigured into a Christian saint by early Irish pilgrims to ease the conversion or Irish pagans to Christianity.

Brigid's cross that can be found in many an Irish household as a tribute to Ireland's female patron saint. Many of us are familiar with the concept of an Irish saint, but what exactly that is or means may be more of a grey subject. Although some of the monks had never heard of using beeswax for cosmetic purposes, a recipe was soon discovered and production of Sanctuary Balm began. PRIZE WINNER: Tom's Brigid's Cross was awarded Best Overall Product Winner at the Showcase Ireland 2023 event at Dublin's RDS.The traditional placement was on the inside of a thatched roof, above the front door, but in modern times, you can simply hang it on the inside of your front door or over the doorway. Design [ edit ] The arms of the cross are not parallel to one another, giving the impression of motion.

Since that day, and for the centuries that followed, it has been customary on the eve of her Feast Day (1st February) for the Irish people to fashion a St. I began by trimming the ends of my rush and making sure that all of my strands were a workable length. The NMI today welcomed the news of the appointment of our new Chair of the Board, Prof Cathal O' Donoghue, by Minister Catherine Martin. The RTÉ logo underwent nine redesigns between 1962 and 1987, with the cross taking varying levels of prominence compared to the station name.

Whilst she weaved, she explained the meaning of the cross to the sick Chieftain and it is thought her calming words brought peace to his soul.

The Feast of Brigid falls tomorrow, and many households in the county will be gathering rushes to make their crosses today. It has a square centerpiece with four radials, and It’s usually made of straw, rushes, or reeds that are woven together in a criss-cross pattern. Personalised advertising may be considered a “sale” or “sharing” of information under California and other state privacy laws, and you may have a right to opt out. May the blessing of God and the Trinity be on this cross and where it rests and on everyone who looks at it. In 1942, the Irish Folklore Commission created a questionnaire regarding the Feast of Saint Brigid, during which they collected several hundred Brigid's crosses.and children learn early on about its purpose and history because they’re taught how to make it at school. According to supply and demand, we sometimes use organic beeswax in the production process from other trusted sources.

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