Saint Brigid of Kildare, Brigid of Ireland, Mary of the Gael. Not to be confused with Saint Bridget of Sweden
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The Book of Kildare, which is supposed to have been lost before the Reformation but is also rumored to be the existing Book of Kells, currently on display at Trinity College, Dublin. This is a book of Gospels, whose beauty and intricacy are attributed to Saint Brigid praying that the angels give the design, and the artist carry it out.
She and Saint Patrick were friends, according to the existing 8th century Book of Armagh.
Saint Brigit of Kildare, or Brigit of Ireland (variants include Brigid, Bridget, Bridgit, Bríd and Bride), nicknamed Mary of the Gael (Irish: Naomh Bríd) (c. 451–525) is one of Ireland's patron saints along with Saints Patrick and Columba. Irish hagiography makes her an early Irish Christian nun, abbess, and founder of several monasteries of Christian nuns, including that monastery of ‘Kildare’ Ireland which was considered legendary and was highly revered. Her feast day is 1 February, celebrated as St Brigid’s Day or Imbolc in Gaelic Ireland, one of the four quarter days of the pagan year, which marked the beginning of spring, lambing, and lactation in cattle. Saint Brigid is one of the few saints who stands on the boundary between pagan mythology, Druidism and Christian spirituality. Saint Brigid is the most famous female leader of the early Celtic Christian Church.