Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Thoughts From Anonymous on Feile Bríde

Anonymous said, in a comment on Tending Her Flame, Thursday, November 25, 2004:

I've been curious for years about "Feile Bríde," the great festival of Brighid that happens at the end of January in Kildare Ireland. So here are a few websites I discovered in my search. Someday, I will make a pilgrimage to this festival despite the chill of that land in late winter. I am a child of Imbolc (born just a few days before Brighid's feast), so I have felt a great connection to her, and through her to my Celtic ancestry.
A description of Feile Bríde 2005, Solas Bríde, a website for the pilgrimage centre founded by the Brigidine Sisters (Catholic Nuns who tend Brighid's Flame and promote peace and justice). There is a wonderful description of a personal pilgrimage to Kildare and the Feile Bríde festival in issue #20 of PanGaia Magazine. The full text of the article is not currently online, but you can order back issues at their site. A Photographic Tour of Kildare Cathedral. I also found a fascinating interview with a Brigidine Nun, Sister Mary Minehan, about her relationship with St. Brigit and work.

Monday, November 07, 2005 2:22:09 AM

Many thanks, Anon!