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The History and Folklore of Brigid: Saint, Legend and Lady Farmer with Kathy Spaar

Jan 29, 2021 | The Good Dirt Podcast

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Welcome to The Good Dirt, Episode 27!

This episode is about Brigid, saint and legend, known for her skills at the hearth, the weaving loom, midwifery, healing, poetry and animal husbandry. Kathy Spaar, spiritual director, pilgrimage leader and nature educator shares many of the folklore and stories of this legendary figure from the Celtic tradition. As a figure of feminine wisdom and power who presides over the land and the homestead, we consider Brigid the quintessential Lady Farmer, our guide, protector and inspiration for slow living through the seasons.

Listen to our conversation below!

SHOW NOTES

1:20 – January is here!

1:50 – Mary and Emma introduce Kathy and Brigid

Let’s get into the interview!

7:15 – Kathy introduces herself

10:00 – Brigid’s Feast Day

12:30 – Kathy’s favorite stories of Brigid

20:00 – Brigid – the quintessential Lady Farmer

27:00 – How does Brigid relate to the times we are in now

31:00 – The most important thing Brigid has taught Kathy

LINKS & RESOURCES

The Almanac

Brigidine Sisters

Children’s Book “Brigid’s Cloak: An Ancient Irish Story” by Bruce Milligan.

“Symbols of Plenty” by Ruth Bidgood

“Rekindling the Flame ” by Rita Minehan

Have something to share with The Good Dirt, or an idea for an episode? Email us at podcast@lady-farmer.com

 

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