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Milligan, Bryce.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2002.
IL K-3, RL 4.6
ISBN 0802852246
Brigid was born in Ireland about 453 AD.  Legend has it that on the night she was born, she was visited by an ancient Druid who presented her with a blue cloak.  Blue was a very unusual color in those days so everyone took notice.  The old Druid proclaimed that Brigid would be the mother of the new Ireland.  When she was 10, Brigid had a vision of the Holy Birth.  After that vision, it is said that her cloak turned bright blue and stars appeared on it.  Brigid went on to found many convents all over Ireland.  To this day, you can hear people bless others by hoping they would be under Brigid's cloak.
SUBJECTS:    Brigid, of Ireland, Saint, ca. 453-ca. 524 -- Legends.
                        Clothing and dress -- Folklore.
                        Jesus Christ -- Nativity -- Folklore.
                        Folklore -- Ireland.


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