Cross: Saint Brigid

Cross of Saint Brigid (SFPP)

Cross of Saint Brigid (SFPP)

The “cross of St. Brigid” is based on a woven straw design, used by the Irish on St. Brigid’s Day, but dating from pagan fertility rituals.  Such rituals used several forms of St. Brigid’s cross; the illustration shows a “straight-armed” cross.  Its use in heraldry is unique to the Society, and is considered a step from period practice.

The College of Ste. Brigid bears:  Vert, on a bend between two straight-armed Ste. Brigid’s crosses Or, a laurel wreath vert.

Ainbthen ingen Séigíne bears:  Argent, in pale three crosses of Saint Brigid vert.

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