This home is Yours my God - May it be comfortable and filled with love - Let there be light
This home is Yours my God - May it be blessed and filled with laughter - Let there be joy
This home is Yours my God - May it be safe and filled with peace - Let there be hope
This home blessing features the cross of St. Brigid, the legend tells that she wove the cross at the death bed of either her father or a pagan lord, who upon hearing what the cross meant, asked to be baptized. One version goes as follows:
A pagan chieftain from the neighbourhood of Kildare was dying. Christians in his household sent for Brigid to talk to him about Christ. When she arrived, the chieftain was raving. As it was impossible to instruct this delirious man, hopes for his conversion seemed doubtful. Brigid sat down at his bedside and began consoling him. As was customary, the dirt floor was strewn with rushes both for warmth and cleanliness. Brigid stooped down and started to weave them into a cross, fastening the points together. The sick man asked what she was doing. She began to explain the cross, and as she talked, his delirium quieted and he questioned her with growing interest. Through her weaving, he converted and was baptized at the point of death. Since then, the cross of rushes has existed in Ireland. © Wikipedia
There may be an earlier, pagan, origin of the cross but, like many legends the story has blurred over time.
You can find a simple way of making a Brigid cross here... http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-St-Brigid’s-Cross-with-Pipe-Cleaners
Mary Fleeson, October 2013.
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