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  • Record Number: 34836
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Cogitosus
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  • Title: The Life of Saint Brigid
  • Source: The World of Saint Patrick  Edited by Philip Freeman.  Oxford University Press, 2014.  Pages 95 - 128.
  • Description: Philip Freeman has translated eight texts related to early Irish Christianity. The Life of Saint Brigid was written by Cogitosus, likely a monk at Kildare, more than a century after the saint's death. The miracles reflect her life as the spiritual leader of the monastery she founded at Kildare, feeding the hungry, healing the sick, and intervening in the lives of nuns. The stories involving animals and nature, like giving a begging dog part of the bacon intended for guests, suggest an empathy with all living creatures and the natural world.
  • Article Type: Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Brigit, Abbess of Kildare, Saint Cogitosus, Monk and Hagiographer- Vita Sanctae Brigidae Hagiography Ireland Monasticism
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 6- 7
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  • Year of Publication: 2014.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9780199372584
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