Saturday, September 19, 2009

Under the Oak: A Blogger Named Brigit

St. Bridget by Ó Dubáin

A very special blog exists out there. It's called
Under the Oak.

Under the Oak has at time of writing no less than 45 posts tagged St. Bridget, among a total of 306 posts altogether, yet the blog was started only nine months ago - to the day, in fact, on 19 January 2009.

The blogger, who calls herself only Brigit, is diligent and apparently tireless. There is surely a lifetime's worth of information to explore already on her site.

This was her first posting:

Monday, 19 January 2009

Under the Oak

Welcome to Under the Oak, a blog dedicated to the saints of Ireland and especially to our national patroness, Saint Brigid of Kildare. It was under the oak at Kildare that tradition claims Saint Brigid founded her famous monastery - a house of hospitality, learning and prayer. It was also under the oak, the oak of Mamre, that the Righteous Patriarch Abraham provided hospitality for the three heavenly visitors.

I hope, please God, to make available materials relating to the lives of the Irish saints - hagiographies, prayers, hymns - and to the early Irish church in general.

May we all be under the protection of the Most Holy Trinity and under the mantle of Brigid!

I leave you to explore this smith's treasury of information. As a teaser, I will give you the list of her tags, an impressive collection, indeed!



Brigit said...

Thank you very much for your generous appreciation of the blog. I do put a lot of hard work into it and am glad that it is of use to others. The picture, by the way, is of an Irish postcard which I bought from a dealer. The original is much brighter and more beautiful than this scan shows. Mine was posted to a lady in Donwpatrick, Co.Down in 1906. I have many more posts relating to Saint Brigid planned. At present I am trying to research her cult in Italy.

Thanks again for your kind words and best wishes from Ireland.

Mael Brigde said...

I look forward to reading your future posts. Brigit in Italy is not a subject I have heard anything about - very interesting!

Blessings on your work, Brigit.