Footprints of Irish Women – St. Brigid

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The enigmatic figure of Brigid, whether a goddess or a saint, remains a mystery profoundly intertwined with our history and origins.

Brigid, originally a goddess who embodied the contradicting forces of nature, was named “the Great Lady of Justice” or the one “Who Provides”, ruling over love and death, fire and water, healing and battle. Her importance in Celtic tradition was so compelling that her character was integrated in the image of St. Brigid.

She herself was an intriguing woman, endlessly generous as well as a courageous warrior, embodying in her character similar contradictions to the goddess.

What can we learn from the figure of Brigid; a goddess, a woman and a saint, for today’s times?