Icon of Saint Brigid


Hand painted icon of Saint Brigid of Kildare or Brigid of Ireland (c. 451 – 525) who is one of Ireland’s patron saints, along with Patrick and Columba. Irish hagiography makes her an early Irish Christian nun, abbess, and foundress of several monasteries of nuns, including that of Kildare in Ireland, which was famous and revered. Her feast day is 1 February, which was originally a pagan festival called Imbolc, marking the beginning of spring.

Brigid was said to have performed miracles. Most of the miracles associated with her relate to healing and household tasks usually attributed to women. Biographers have portrayed Brigid as having the power to multiply such things as butter, bacon and milk, to bestow sheep and cattle, and to control the weather.  Brigid is also celebrated for her generosity to the poor.

In liturgical iconography and statuary Saint Brigid is often depicted holding a reed cross, a crozier of the sort used by abbots, and a lamp.

Written with traditional icon methodology by parishioner Bonnie Fairbanks.

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Dimensions 7 × 9 in

Handpainted Wood


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