St. Brigid of Kildare is a patroness of Ireland and inspires us to care for the earth, and work for justice, equality and peace in our world. Our School’s values of Knowledge, Strength, Faith and Hospitality in our motto are all virtues St. Brigid expressed throughout her life.
Our senior students have been thinking of ways to raise money for Caritas during this Lenten Season for Project Compassion. Caritas is the International aid and development organisation of the Catholic Church in Australia. They provide much needed aid, emergency relief and support to the poorest people and they work tirelessly to ‘help people help themselves’ by providing long term development programs. Caritas is an organisation where all people are treated with respect and dignity regardless of this gender, ethnicity or religious beliefs. An easy way to raise money was to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day for a gold coin donation yesterday, March 17th.
Fiona from McAleer Dance School facilitated an Irish dancing presentation for our students. Several of our St. Brigid’s students learn Irish dancing with Fiona and she organised for these students along with former St. Brigid’s students in Year 7 to perform for us.
It was delightful to see the enthusiastic dancers and along with the sea of green, they filled the multipurpose room with an atmosphere of fun and merriment that is so in keeping with St. Patrick’s Day.
Thank you students and McAleer Dance School for this wonderful experience.
St. Brigid died on 1st February, 525AD. She was buried in Kildare but later in 835 , to protect her remains from Norse Invaders, her remains were moved from Kildare to be interred in the same grave that holds the remains of St. Patrick and St. Columba in grounds of the Cathedral in Downpatrick.