St. Brigid of Kildare is among the most popular saints of Ireland. Find out why in this beautiful new book on the great saint of Kildare! The Life of St. Brigid by Cogitosus contains not only her classic vita by the 7th century monk Cogitosus, but also a wealth supplementary literature: includes two ancient Brigittine poems, a medieval homily, and an original essay answering the misguided but regrettably common assertion that Brigid was a pagan goddess.
The original introduction by Phillip Campbell situates her life in the context of 5th-6th century Ireland, examining her legacy in light of the overall development of Irish Christianity. Serious students of Irish history and pious Catholics interested in hagiography will both find something to enjoy in this book.
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