We are thrilled to announce that, after a 5 year hiatus,
The Circle will be hosting our traditional Brighid Festival
in (late) spring 2020!! Stay tuned!
“Brighid provides an image of empowerment, integrity, courage, and complexity. She was pagan and Christian, rich and poor, slave and free. She invites us, therefore, to focus on what we have in common, rather than on what divides us.” – Mary Condren
For many years now the feminist movement has yearned to recuperate a symbolic system and ritual tradition that honours and brings to consciousness the Feminine Sacred, for which the figure of Brighid is a powerful metaphor. The myths, traditions and tales of St. Brighid are often merged with the Old Irish Wise Woman, the Cailleach, and the Celtic Goddess Brighid, providing us with a rich and extraordinary figure to explore and inspire us. She is an ancient role model for modern women – a leader and a revolutionary, a healer and a wise woman. Through Brighid, women can deepen their connection to a healthy and holistic spirituality and be empowered to become an agent of transformation and change.
- Mary Condren on CBC’s Tapestry
Click on 15 March 2009 episode “Brigit: Harbinger of Spring” to listen
- From Goddess to Saint and Back Again
The Irish Times, 31 January 2009
- Brigit of Ireland: Sacred Soulsmith, Elemental Healer
London Free Press, 31 January 2009
- Mary Condren interviewed by London’s Penn Kemp
CHRW 94.9, Gathering Voices, 24 February 2012