Large St. Brigid's Cross (gift box)

Item #3711
Shipping Wt. 1.50 lbs.
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(gift box)

Traditional St. Brigid's Cross rendered in resin, with the look and color of natural straw. Comes with a gift card that includes St. Brigid's Prayer and the tradition of her cross made of rushes. Ready to hang, 10" x 10"; in white gift box.

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St. Brigid of Ireland

Born the daughter of an Irish chieftain circa 453 AD, St. Brigid became a nun whose desire was to relieve the misery and hardship of the poor.

The popular tradition of the woven St. Brigid's cross is based on the story of her visit to a dying pagan chieftain. To illustrate the significance of the Christian faith she quickly wove a simple cross from the rushes strewn on the floor. From that time on, the woven rush cross became synonymous with the saint. Commonly hung over the doorway in an Irish home to bless and bring luck to every person who crosses the threshold.

St. Brigid's Prayer

May Brigid bless the house wherein you dwell.
Bless every fireside, every wall and door.
Bless every heart that beats beneath its roof.
Bless every hand that toils to bring it joy.
Bless every foot that walks its portals through.
May Brigid bless the house that shelters you.