Brigid went out in the early dawn
and saw a horse with a shattered leg
Bone to bone she knit
Flesh to flesh, vein to vein she sewed
Sinew back to sinew
Brigid by her woman’s power healed.
And by my woman’s power, I heal myself.
(Patricia Monaghan, poet)
Join Us! Celebrate The Feast of St. Brigid with Roots Salon at the Heikes home in Glen Ellyn, Il. This Salon features Belinda Bremner, Judi Heikes and Jamie with John Erickson on piano, performing poetry and songs around the Brigid-spring theme. Afternoon tea and beer, will be served. Space is limited. Reservations required.
About the Feast of St. Brigid, Patron saint of poets, blacksmiths, scholars, sailors, midwives, beer and more. In the U.S. we celebrate Groundhog day February 2. In Ireland, February 1 is St. Brigid’s Day, also known as Imbolc, which marks the beginning of spring, and the arrival of longer, warmer days and the early signs of spring.
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Patron Saint* admission, is $40. click button
News St. Brigid’s Raffle. A lovely Irish gift basket. (A $150 value)
- Irish soap from Bareessential, four mini bars
- Voya Last Days Detoxifying Seaweed Bath (organic hand harvested seaweed from Sligo)
- Rosemary Adelyn Pink growing candle (after candle burns you plant the enclosed seed packet in the pink ceramic holder
- Irish (Abbey Farms) rhubarb and ginger preserves
- Homemade scones
- Book Graham Norton’s A Keeper
- Irish tea
- Muckross Mohair scarf
Purchase raffle tickets – $10 – items valued at $150.
YOU do not need to be present to win. We’ll draw for you!
(*Added donation helps defray marketing and programming costs)
Listen to the Queen of the Fours Fires
Performed by Jamie and the late songwriter Michael Smith
Postcard image of Jamie: Nick Gourguechon
The Queen of the Four Fires, Words & Music by Michael P Smith,
Iwona Biedermann photo, J. O’Reilly Productions, 2000