This week along the Pilrim Path Fr La introduces St Brigid at Lough Derg on her feast day, 1st February 2021.
She sat down there, they say, waiting for a boat to take her over.
The wonderful working of the imagination
that sees in a boulder the shape of a chair –
and then puts Brigid sitting on it!
They could not imagine Lough Derg without St Brigid.
On the Island she has her Cross, and her Bed,
here on the shore her Chapel, her Chair and, of course, her Well.
Sometimes the water is in the well.
Sometimes the well is in the water.
But Brigid is always here for those who come to seek her out.
They leave a token to remind her they have been
and they go on their pilgrim way,
trusting in her care, and in the power of her prayer.
Fr La Flynn
1 February 2021