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St. Brigid’s Day
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Celebrating the passage of winter and the persistence of clever Irish women as we wait for the right moment to spring into action.
- What is a fugitive?
- What is a patron saint in Catholicism?
- What does it mean that the Catholic church ‘does that sort of thing’ (co-opts non-Catholic leaders & twists history)
- What religions and faiths did Irish ancestors practice before colonization & the conversion led by St. Patrick?
- How did each of the women in these stories use cleverness, wit, and misdirection for justice?
- How does Imbolc celebrate the beginning of spring?
- Make a St. Brigid’s Cross, or if you can’t find rushes, make a paper version (traditionally made 1/31, the eve of St. Brigid’s Day)
- Make Your Own Butter
More resources to dig deeper: