Brigid of Kildare Book
Score: 2
From 4 Ratings

Brigid of Kildare

  • Author : Heather Terrell
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2010-02-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345515292

Brigid of Kildare Excerpt :

Rich in historical detail, Heather Terrell’s mesmerizing novel Brigid of Kildare is the story of the revolutionary Saint Brigid and the discovery of the oldest illuminated manuscript in the annals of the Church, a manuscript that contains an astonishing secret history. Fifth-century Ireland: Brigid is Ireland’s first and only female priest and bishop. Followers flock to her Kildare abbey and scriptorium. Hearing accounts of Brigid’s power, the Church deems her a threat and sends Decius, a Roman priest and scribe, on a secret mission to collect proof of Brigid’s heresy. As Decius records the unorthodox practices of Brigid and her abbey, he becomes intrigued by her. When Brigid assigns Decius a holy task—to create the most important and sacred manuscript ever made—he finds himself at odds with his original mission and faces the most difficult decision of his life. Modern day: Alexandra Patterson, an appraiser of medieval relics, has been summoned to Kildare to examine a reliquary box believed to belong to Saint Brigid. Hidden within the sacred box is the most beautiful illuminated manuscript Alex has ever seen. But even more extraordinary is the contents of the manuscript’s vellum pages, which may have dire repercussions for the Catholic Church and could very well rewrite the origins of Christianity.

Saint Brigid of Kildare Book

Saint Brigid of Kildare

  • Author : Noel Kissane
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-06-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1846826322

Saint Brigid of Kildare Excerpt :

Despite being the female patron saint of Ireland and one of the most remarkable women in Irish history, St. Brigid has always been an elusive figure. Some scholars have argued that she never existed as a real person but was merely the Christian personification of the cult of a pagan goddess of the same name. This book reviews all the evidence-history, legend and folklore-and concludes that while she has many of the attributes of the goddess Brigit, she was certainly a real person. The book also reviews her cult and veneration in Ireland and overseas, from her lifetime down to the present day, as attested by place-names, holy wells, and folklore, and also by the large numbers of churches (Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland), schools, and GAA clubs dedicated to her. [Subject: Irish Studies, Irish Saints, Folklore, Myth & Legend, Christianity, History]

Saint Brigid of Kildare Book

Saint Brigid of Kildare

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-07-08
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN 10 : 9798664650778

Saint Brigid of Kildare Excerpt :

*Includes pictures *Includes excerpts of medieval accounts *Includes a bibliography for further reading "It is a virtue and a prize to listen patiently to and put up with insults for the sake of God." - Saint Brigid of Kildare The drumbeat of horses' hooves and clatter of chariot wheels echo through the rolling green hills of what will be known much later as the Emerald Isle. The driver is a lone woman whose long hair and homespun cloak whip through the wind behind her. Headstrong, confident, and intelligent, she blazes a trail that will change her nation forevermore, yet not in her own name or for her own sake, but for that of the God who sent her. This is a woman who will love the poor, feed the hungry, house the homeless, teach the ignorant, and defy the odds doing it all. This is Brigid of Kildare. Saint Brigid of Kildare survives as a model of the religious life, a woman who cared for the earth and its people, who strove for justice, equality, and peace. She is also a model of the disciple's life, one who took Christ's Great Commission to heart, traversing her nation to welcome other men and women into the fold and encourage the spread of Christianity wherever she went, through the gospel message of love for one's neighbor and God's saving grace. Because her legends trace back to pre-Christian times, Brigid is one of the most powerful religious figures in all of Irish history, as her story intertwines many layers of separate traditions, both pagan and Christian. That said, even as her story remains mixed with folk tales and pagan customs, along with St. Patrick, Brigid is credited with the evangelization of the entire Irish nation, turning the pagan island into a bastion of Catholic Christianity. She is often seen as a bridge between pagan and Christian Irish traditions, bringing commonality to a world divided by religious beliefs. She also represents a bridge between social classes, as she was the daughter of a king and a leading religious authority, but admin

Brigid s Cloak Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Brigid s Cloak

  • Author : Bryce Milligan
  • Publisher : Eerdmans Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2005-08-23
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802852977

Brigid s Cloak Excerpt :

Relates a legend about the Irish slave girl who became Saint Brigid, beginning with a celestial song, a mysterious gift, and a prophecy on the night of her birth.

The World of Saint Patrick Book

The World of Saint Patrick

  • Author : Philip Freeman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199372584

The World of Saint Patrick Excerpt :

The legend of Saint Patrick is irresistibly captivating-he drove the snakes out of Ireland, battled the druids, and used the three-leaf Shamrock to convert the pagan Irish to belief in the Christian Trinity. Yet, as so often happens, these stories are mere myths that fold under closer scrutiny. Snakes never plagued the Irish countryside, and the Emerald Isle's most beloved saint wasn't even Irish but a Briton of the Roman nobility. Fortunately, the truth is even more fascinating. In The World of Saint Patrick, classical scholar Philip Freeman offers the definitive account of Saint Patrick's life through new and vibrant translations of the greatest works of early Christian Ireland. This story of great violence, brutality, and even greater faith begins with two letters Patrick wrote describing his kidnapping by pirates at age sixteen and subsequent slavery. Although his grandfather was a priest and his father a deacon, at the time of his kidnapping Patrick had rejected his childhood faith in favor of atheism. Yet in this deeply moving narrative, Patrick recounts how he regained his faith during his captivity, and how the voice of God guided him both in his escape from bondage and in his eventual return to Ireland as a missionary to the very people who had enslaved him. The World of Saint Patrick delves into colorful tales of Patrick's struggles with pagan kings, soaring hymns of praise, and a prayer of protection against forces of evil such as "the magic of women, blacksmiths, and druids." Freeman also examines the life of Saint Brigid, Ireland's first female saint, and the legendary voyage of Saint Brendan and his monks across the western ocean. Both general readers with an interest in Ireland's saints and scholars studying religion or medieval history will be unable to put down this captivating tale of Ireland's greatest saint and the remarkable times in which he lived.

Saint Brigid s Bones  A Celtic Adventure  Sister Deirdre Mysteries  Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Saint Brigid s Bones A Celtic Adventure Sister Deirdre Mysteries

  • Author : Philip Freeman
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-10-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781605987187

Saint Brigid s Bones A Celtic Adventure Sister Deirdre Mysteries Excerpt :

In an evocative Celtic novel set in a time when druids roamed the land, lively young sister Deirdre embarks on a mission to find the stolen bones of her convent’s patron saint. In ancient Ireland, an island ruled by kings and druids, the nuns of Saint Brigid are fighting to keep their monastery alive. When the bones of Brigid go missing from their church, the theft threatens to destroy all they have worked for. No one knows the danger they face better than Sister Deirdre, a young nun torn between two worlds. Trained as a bard and raised by a druid grandmother, she must draw upon all of her skills, both as a bard and as a nun, to find the bones before the convent begins to lose faith.

The Story of Saint Brigid Book

The Story of Saint Brigid

  • Author : Caitriona Clarke
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 1847305865

The Story of Saint Brigid Excerpt :

A beautifully illustrated book of Ireland's patron saint Bridgid.

Brigid of the Gael Book

Brigid of the Gael

  • Author : Conrad Jay Bladey
  • Publisher : Hutman Productions
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Christian saints
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9780970238603

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The Life of Saint Brigid Book

The Life of Saint Brigid

  • Author : Jane G. Meyer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0982277008

The Life of Saint Brigid Excerpt :

In the green hills of Ireland long ago, when the Christian faith was yet young in the land, lived a girl whose simple faith and boundless kindness would change her homeland forever. Born a slave in the house of a chieftain, Brigid grew to be Abbess over thousands of monastics in monasteries covering every facet of the Emerald Isle. Her love and care for all the people earned her a place as one of the two most beloved saints of Irish history, and one of the great female saints of all Christendom.

The Map Thief Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

The Map Thief

  • Author : Heather Terrell
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2008-07-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345507242

The Map Thief Excerpt :

Beijing, China, 1421: It is a momentous time for the Ming Dynasty. Honoring the completion of the Forbidden City, a fleet of unprecedented size sets sail under Admiral Zheng He. Zheng’s mission is to chart the globe, trading for riches and bringing glory to China’s emperor. Among the crew is the talented cartographer and navigator Ma Zhi, whose work will lead to the first true map of the world–but whose accomplishment will vanish when the fleet returns to a very different China than the one it left. Lisbon, Portugal, 1496: At the height of Portugal’s maritime domination during the Age of Discovery, the legendary explorer Vasco da Gama embarks on a quest to find a sea route to India. On board is navigator Antonio Coehlo, who guards Portugal’s most secret treasure: a map that already shows the way. New York, present day: Mara Coyne’s new client has left her uneasy. Republican kingmaker Richard Tobias has hired her, he says, because of her skill in recovering stolen art and advocating for the rightful owners, but Mara senses that he is not telling her everything. Tobias reveals that a centuries-old map was stolen from an archaeological dig he is sponsoring in China, and he wants her to get it back. But as Mara begins her investigation, she uncovers the shocking truth: The map is more valuable than anyone has ever imagined, and her client’s motives are more sinister than she suspected. Weaving rich historical detail and astounding fact into a fast-paced suspense-fiction ride, The Map Thief is an incredible entrée to the murky underworld of stolen artifacts and the thieves and traders who broker them. From Hong Kong to the Italian countryside, from Lisbon to the remote reaches of Communist China, and literally around the world on the ships of fifteenth-century explorers, Heather Terrell takes readers on a globe-trotting adventure of epic proportions.

Rekindling the Flame Book

Rekindling the Flame

  • Author : Rita Minehan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 0953619206

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Brigid Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Courtney Weber
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Release Date : 2015-05-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781609259617

Brigid Excerpt :

Lady of the Well, the Forge, and the Green Earth, I seek you. --Brigid, I Seek You Brigid—mother, daughter, healer, bard, warrior, fire goddess, goddess of the oak, animals, and magic. Brigid of the spring, her festival Imbolc, oversees fertility of all kinds. Brigid is many things to many people. In this enticing book, Courtney Weber offers up a wide-ranging exposition and celebration of all things Brigid, who is arguably the most popular figure in Celtic mythology and religion. Meet Brigid in her various incarnations—Celtic Pagan Goddess, Christian Saint, and Voudon Loa. Each chapter ends with guided meditations and exercises that help readers tap into Brigid’s healing powers. Inside you’ll find Brigid-focused spells, blessings, recipes, and rituals for love, harmony, protection, and much more.

Life of St  Brigid  Virgin Book

Life of St Brigid Virgin

  • Author : John O'Hanlon
  • Publisher : Andesite Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 1376014696

Life of St Brigid Virgin Excerpt :

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Irish Names and Surnames Book

Irish Names and Surnames

  • Author : Patrick Woulfe
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1906
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:32044086529088

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In Brigid s Footsteps Book

In Brigid s Footsteps

  • Author : Linda W McFadden
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-05-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 163051957X

In Brigid s Footsteps Excerpt :

Drawing on mythology, history, and transpersonal psychology, trace the iconic Celtic goddess and Christian saint Brigid's evolution from incarnation as goddess of wisdom, craft, and healing to embodiment as a saint of Celtic Christianity.