House of Brigid 2009-10

House of Brigid 2009-10

04 August 2009

St. Brigid Tapestry

The above picture is the tapestry located in the day chapel of the Church of the Annunciation in Clonard, Co. Wexford. The tapestry was created by the ladies of the parish and is a wonderful addition to the wall of the chapel. The legend of St. Brigid says that she once approached the king of Leinster to ask him for land on which she could serve the poor. The king was not interested in helping Brigid, but in order to make her go away the king consented to Brigid taking as much land as her cloak could cover. When Brigid spread the cloak, it miraculously covered much of the king's land. The tapestry in Clonard shows the cloak joining with the ground and all of nature. As the year goes on we'll try to explain in detail some of the different parts of the cloak.

The community is eagerly awaiting the beginning of our ministry. We will fly to Ireland in just 13 short days to begin our work with the people of Clonard! We cannot wait to be on the ground and working.

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