Imprinted in spirals; whorls, cup and ring markings; Bridie’s (St Brigid’s) connection with Liverpool is made clear.
Brigid’s imprint can also be found in footprints marked on the ancient Calderstones. These stones are believed to come from a passage grave, like New Grange in Ireland. See these images for more details: Calderstones image 1 | Calderstones image 2 | Calderstones image 3 | Calderstones image 4
Taking in Hope Street, join us as we walk with Judy Mazonowicz. Judy is a long-time St Brigid champion and author of The Transformations of Brigid. During the walk, we’ll discuss the different aspects of Bridie (also known as St Brigid and St Bridgitte) on a route bridging time and faith.
As has become tradition on Imbolc*, walkers are invited to join others at Bridie’s Well in St James’s Gardens at 1pm. Here, those congregated are invited to share poetry, songs and contributions that celebrate the first stirrings of spring.
* the cross-quarter Pagan festival
This is a significant year in the recognition of St Brigid, as Ireland celebrates its second public holiday in her name. We are also quickly progressing to 1500 years since her death in 525.
People can come for either part of this event, or both. Those interested in going on the walk should meet outside the Liverpool Everyman at 11am. Ceremony visitors should meet at the well in St James’s Gardens (at the Anglican Cathedral, beneath Hope Street) at 1pm. We advise you to
- wear weather appropriate clothing
- bring sunscreen/umbrellas (as conditions dictate)
- bring water to drink as needed on the walk
- bring a canister to take water from the well.
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