Sunday, February 1, 2009

St. Brigid (Bride) of Kildare- Patron of Ireland 01 February

O holy Brigid, thou didst become sublime through thy humility, and didst fly on the wings of thy longing for God. When thou didst arrive in the Eternal City and appear before thy Divine Spouse, wearing the crown of virginity, thou didst keep thy promise to remember those who have recourse to thee. Thou dost shower grace upon the world, and dost multiply miracles. Intercede with Christ our God that He may save our souls. Eastern Orthodox Troparion

This icon was written by Marice Sariola

St. Bride- John Duncan

St. Brigid Triplet 2-Geraldine O'Sullivan

1 comment:

Luiz Coelho said...

John Duncan's painting is just gorgeous. He was a Scottish late 19th hundred painter who started as a Pre-Raphaelite (and therefore adhering to International Gothic and Quattrocento rendering techniques), but he got involved with the Art Nouveau and Symbolism movements. This painting gets element from the three: subject matter and skin rendering worthy of a Pre-Raphaelite painting, plus the jewel-like and flat treatment of wings, which is very Art Nouveau, and the mystical aura that surrounds the theme (Symbolism). It is a synthesis of the best of 19th century eccleticism in order to take us closer to St. Brigid's mysteries.