Monday, January 22, 2007

St. Brigid's Feast Day coming soon

Feb 1st is St. Brigid of Ireland's feast day. This wonderful woman helped to spread the Good News throughout Ireland, after St. Patrick's many successful conversions in that once-pagan land.

A wonderful book to read for this feast, Brigid's Cloak by Bryce Milligan, is a WONDERFUL story that blends a touch of the pagan with some good strong Christian faith. Milligan's story is fascinating and the illustrations by Helen Cann are glorious.

St. Brigid (spelled the Irish way!) is one of String Bean's patron saints. After reading this book last year, I made her a cloak -- beautiful royal blue poplin for the outside and a lovely gold-outlined star cotton for the lining. She loves this cloak and wears it often for dress-up.


Suzanne said...

Thanks Mary! Tell String Bean that Madeleine, Erika and Dorothy Jo love her cloak!!

MaryM said...

Great cloak, Mary. Can I borrow the pattern?

The Bookworm said...

Oh, I love that cloak! Lucky String Bean :)

Cajun Cay said...

How lovely.
The cloak too. :)