You are invited to a reflective day pondering the life and stories of St. Brigid, a 5th-century saint, to realize her relevance in this 21st century. St. Brigid, also known as “Mary of the Gael”, was an abbess and a patroness of Ireland. Born in Dundalk in 450 AD, Brigid emerges from early Christianity as a woman of deep faith, a woman of the land, an advocate for the poor, a woman of legendary hospitality and a peacemaker. These qualities of Brigid reflect the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy. With this wisdom, we are called from the Celtic past to live the complexities of the present. The day will include the making of a St. Brigid Cross and the sharing of “the comfortable cup of tea.” Catherine McAuley encouraged.
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