St Brigid Peg Doll

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St Brigid Peg Doll

15.00

St. Brigid

St. Brigid (450-523), one of the patron saints of Ireland, is painted holding a St. Brigid cross which is traditionally woven from rushes or straw, and St. Brigid’s fire, a miraculous fire which burned at her convent for centuries.  Each doll is 3.5 inches tall, hand painted, and sealed to ensure durability. These peg dolls make excellent gifts for children as they allow children to learn and interact with the saints in a tactile manner.  They also make great gifts for those named after the saint or are of Irish heritage.

Feast Day: February 1

St. Brigid was born into slavery (mother was a slave, father was a chieftain) and as a child she was known for her compassion to the poor, giving away food, clothing, and her father’s possessions. Her father freed her to limit her giving away his possessions. She went onto take monastic vows and found a monastery in Kildare. She later founded a school of art. She was a contemporary of and friends with St. Patrick.


These peg dolls were handpainted with love and care by an Orthodox woman in Cincinnati, OH.

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