BRIGID'S CLOAK : AN ANCIENT
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans
Books for Young Readers, 2002.
IL K-3, RL 4.6
was born in Ireland about 453 AD. Legend has it that on the night
she was born, she was visited by an ancient Druid who presented her with
a blue cloak. Blue was a very unusual color in those days so everyone
took notice. The old Druid proclaimed that Brigid would be the mother
of the new Ireland. When she was 10, Brigid had a vision of the Holy
Birth. After that vision, it is said that her cloak turned bright
blue and stars appeared on it. Brigid went on to found many convents
all over Ireland. To this day, you can hear people bless others by
hoping they would be under Brigid's cloak.
Brigid, of Ireland, Saint, ca. 453-ca. 524 -- Legends.
Clothing and dress -- Folklore.
Jesus Christ -- Nativity -- Folklore.
Folklore -- Ireland.
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