Saint Bridget’s Cross


Saint Bridget’s Cross

Bridget (or) Bridgid was a 5th century daughter of a pagan chieftain. Praying at her father’s deathbed, she whiled away the time by weaving a cross from rushes strewn about the floor. Her father asked her to explain its meaning, and was converted to Christianity before his death. Bridget’s Feast Day is February 1st, and legend has it that the cross protects Irish homes and their occupants from evil and want. Bridget is buried at Downpatrick, County Down beside Saint Patrick and Saint Comcille


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