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Offline Pelly

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Did St. Brigit of Kildare exist?
« on: February 26, 2013, 10:51:09 AM »
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  • Some think that this saint is fictional and based on a pagan goddess. Can you give me more evidence than it stated on Wikipedia to the contrary?
    Also, did she have wells dedicated to her as the pagan goddess had?

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    Did St. Brigit of Kildare exist?
    « Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 10:59:25 AM »
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  • Her feast is celebrated by the Irish Feb. 3 (?). Thee is IMHO absolutely no reason to doubt she existed.
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    Did St. Brigit of Kildare exist?
    « Reply #2 on: February 26, 2013, 11:10:12 AM »
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    Did St. Brigit of Kildare exist?
    « Reply #3 on: February 26, 2013, 11:28:21 AM »
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    Did St. Brigit of Kildare exist?
    « Reply #4 on: February 26, 2013, 09:10:55 PM »
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  • Quote from: Quo Vadis Petre
    Her feast is celebrated by the Irish Feb. 3 (?). Thee is IMHO absolutely no reason to doubt she existed.


    I think it is February 1.  
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir


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    Did St. Brigit of Kildare exist?
    « Reply #5 on: February 26, 2013, 09:11:58 PM »
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  • Quote from: Pelly
    Some think that this saint is fictional and based on a pagan goddess. Can you give me more evidence than it stated on Wikipedia to the contrary?
    Also, did she have wells dedicated to her as the pagan goddess had?


    There is some overlap in the stories, but that hardly means she did not exist.
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir

     

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