Category Archives: Saint Days

The Hidden Imbolc

—-psufenasviriuslupus Of the four Irish quarter-days (Samain*, Imbolc, Beltene, Lugnasad), Imbolc superficially seems like a fairly straight-forward festival. It is considered, even in modern Ireland, to be the beginning of Spring, and it is a festival that is particularly associated … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick, Druids, Snakes, and Popular Myths

 by Jason Pitzl-Waters Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a yearly holiday celebrating Ireland’s favorite patron saint. While it’s a big event in Ireland (and used to be a very solemn occasion), in America it’s a green-dyed bacchanal where everyone is “Irish for a day” (let’s … Continue reading

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Michaelmas: St. Michael’s Day

Michael the Victorious Thou Michael the Victorious I make my circuit under thy shield, Thou Michael of the white steed, And of the bright brilliant blades, Conquerer of the dragon, Be thou at my back, Thou ranger of the heavens, … Continue reading

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St. Matthew’s Day

St. Matthew’s Day is a weather marker associated with the grape harvest: Matthew’s Day, bright and clear, Brings food wine in the next year. The Egyptian feast of the Divine Life is dedicated to the threefold goddess — the mother … Continue reading

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