We will open the festivities with the lightning of Brigid’s sacred flame. In pre Christian times Priestesses tended an eternal fire in the honor of Brigid, the Goddess of healing, poetry, arts, smithing, cattle and the arrival of Spring. Her flame has once again been lit and is being tended by the Brigidine Sisters in Kildare Ireland. We have been gifted a candle lit from this flame and this is what we will use to light our own sacred fire sculpture. All fires during the festival will be lit off this flame and contain Brigid’s healing energy and creative spark.