St. Brigid’s Day

 

Today is St. Brigid’s Day. 

When Brigid was nursing an old pagan chieftain she picked up rushes from the floor and began to plait them into a cross. Brigid used the cross to explain the story of Jesus and his crucifixion to the chieftain. She told him about the love and forgiveness of God. The man repented of his lifestyle up to then and became a Christian. Since then the simple rush cross has become a symbol of Brigid’s love of God and people. 

The children who are making their First Holy Communion came into 6th Class to make St. Brigid’s Crosses with the children who are making their Confirmation. 

We made two different types: 

         

We had good fun helping each other and making the crosses. 

         

         

         

         

First Communion Class

 

Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class