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Saint Brigid of Ireland

Saint Brigid of Ireland

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Brigid was born in Ireland around the year 450. Her father, a nobleman, rejected her and her mother, who was a Christian slave. Brigid was good friends with Saint Patrick. She founded several convents and even a school of art that specialized in illuminated manuscripts. Legend says that when Brigid passed, her nuns kept a fire lit for centuries. It is a springtime tradition in Ireland to create small woven crosses, called Brigid's crosses.

Feast Day: February 1

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