Brigit 

Brigit (or Brigid, Brighid, Brig, or Bride) is a Celtic Goddess, later a Catholic Saint, associated with healing, poetry, and smithcraft.

In all her forms, She brings inspiration (a fire quality) and provides the spark for motivation. Her fire associations are so strong that a perpetual fire was set at Kildare in Her honour. The fire still burns there today. She also became the Goddess of the hearth-fire, the fire of the home, since She contains the mother and fire aspects.

The festival of Imbolc on February 1 is dedicated to Brigit. The Christianized festival is St. Bridget's Day in honour of St. Bridget. (from Brigid's Flame).

Weaving the Protection of Brighid: This week long Goddess Activation course taught by Jude Lally introduces several traditional ways of invoking Brighid’s protection, from creating a Brighid’s Wheels to casting the Caim. You will explore each of the six aspects, learning the history and then adapting and integrating them into your daily life. Each lesson is a journey in building and deepening your relationship with the Goddess Brighid through study, altars, guided meditation and personal rituals.

Brigit: Sun of Womanhood offers a holistic picture of Brigit from her beginnings as a Celtic Goddess to her role as a Christian saint. The contributors to this anthology hail from all parts of the globe—including Ireland, Scotland, the United States and Canada—reflecting the widespread influence of Brigit. Readers will be transformed by this inspiring collection.

This newest anthology from Goddess Ink is edited by Michael McDermott and Patricia Monaghan and features writers from Ireland, Scotland, Canada and the US including Carol Christ, Sr. Rita Minehan, M. Macha Nightmare, Dolores Whelan, Joan McBreen, Matthew Geden, and many others.

Stepping Into Brigit: A Goddess Activation Course: Ready to learn more about Brigit? This thirty day course taught by Mael Brigde immerses you in the lore and celebration of this Goddess and Saint in Her many aspects. Music, poetry, meditations, opportunities for journalling, creativity, ritual, food, art, and traditional crafts make this a journey of joy, reflection, and stimulation. 

Discovering Brigit: Ancient Goddess? Christian Saint? Neo-Pagan Deity? Who is Brigit? How do we know? Taught by Mael Brigde, this introductory course teaches some of her basic aspects and offers tools for learning more about her and exploring the idea of welcoming her into your life. A full Brigidine Well Meditation rounds off this short, lively course. 

Explore Brigit in these three online courses

Read about Brigit

Resources to connect with Brigit:

In 1993 the flame of Brigid was re-lit and has been tended by the Brigidine Sisters in Solas Bhride ever since. Located in Kildare, Ireland. 

The Daughters of the Flame began their Brigidine flame-tending on the same day as the Brigidine Sisters relit her flame in Kildare. This non-denominational, international, women-only group can be found through their website or their Facebook page, or through their founder, Mael Brigde.

Ord Brighideach is an international order of Brigidine flamekeepers of over 500 members representing 19 countries. All genders and religious affiliations welcome. 

Nigheanan Brìghde, Order of Brigidine Priestesses and Flamekeepers fosters sisterhood through tending the Sacred Flame and Healing Waters of Brìde, and is grounded in the traditional Celtic polytheistic culture and worldview.

For more classes and workshops with Jude Lally --or travel with her to Scotland! --see her website

For more groups, see the directory of Brigidine Flametending orders. For beautiful poetry and writing dedicated to Brigit, try this blog. 

beat me on your anvil Brigit

melt me in your pot

knit me solid

make me whole

bring from me a fine bossed cauldron

offering to your endless round

in this life and the next

this life and the next

From "Goddess of Smiths" by Mael Brigde in Brigit: Sun of Womanhood