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Tiny Saints - St. Brigid of Ireland

Tiny Saints - St. Brigid of Ireland

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Brigid was born in Ireland around the year 450. Her father was a nobleman and her mother was a slave. Though she and her mother were rejected by her father, Brigid was inspired to faith by the teachings of St. Patrick. She founded several convents and even a school of art that specialized in decorative Irish manuscripts! It is said that when Brigid passed, her nuns kept a fire lit for centuries. It is tradition in Ireland to create small woven crosses each spring. They are called Brigid’s cross!

Patron saint of:

  • artists
  • children of separated parents
  • Ireland
  • midwives
  • the rejected