St Brigid (Brigit/Bridget) and Her Cross Irish Charm
This double-sided pendant features an image from an icon of Ireland’s St Brigid on one side and the straw cross associated with her on the other.
One of Ireland’s patron saints with Patrick and Columba (Colum Cille), Brigid founded several monasteries in Ireland and is closely associated with the town of Kildare. Her feast day is February 1st which coincides with the ancient spring festival of Imbolc. Brigid is shown holding a straw or reed cross and a flame. The fire is associated with the sacred eternal flame her nuns are said to have kept burning at her monasteries. Venerated by farmers, tales of Brigid display her multiplying such things as butter, bacon, milk, sheep, and cattle, as well as controling the weather
St Brigid’s Cross is said to protect from fire and evil. The story of the cross says that while visiting her pagan father (or a chieftain) while he was on his deathbed, Brigid wove the cross and told him about Christ. Upon hearing this, he asked to be baptized.
The piece measures just over 1″ x 1.25″. Each charm is hand crafted, so some slight variation in the metalwork can be expected. This design is now 50% thinner for a lighter more streamlined look from the version launched in 2012.
All proceeds from this purchase support www.IrishFireside.com, the podcast and blog hosted by Liam Hughes and Corey Taratuta that covers topics of Irish travel and culture. For this reason, this item is not eligible for coupons or discounts. This item is not made from broken china.
Due to its overwhelming popularity, it may take up to 15 days to ship this item if it is labeled as “Available on backorder” below… I can assure you, they will be fresh from the artist’s hands when they arrive. Thank you for your patience.
Sorry, this product is not eligible for complimentary gift box. Neck wire not included.
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