Combining Catholicism and Paganism: The problems

(The first part of this post is here: https://mybrigidsforge.com/2021/05/25/combining-catholicism-and-paganism-intro-to-catholicism/ in case you missed it. That one was an intro to Catholicism) For this post, I’m going to be looking at some of the Big Issues with combining a Catholicism and Paganism. I mean, I could probably write a book on this one (but I won’t!!)Continue reading “Combining Catholicism and Paganism: The problems”

Combining Catholicism and Paganism: Intro to Catholicism

Fair warning here, I started this thinking it would be one post. Then I hit 3000 words and thought I’d better split it! I’ve gone through it to see if there are any references to other parts that have now moved to another post, but apologies if I’ve missed any!! And for this first post,Continue reading “Combining Catholicism and Paganism: Intro to Catholicism”

Brigid and others in the Irish pantheon

A question that gets asked a lot in the various forums I’m in regarding Brigid is her relationship with the other deities in the Irish pantheon. As ever with Brigid, the answer is not straightforward. Her father is really straightforward. The Dagda is outlined several times as her da and in my experience, both ofContinue reading “Brigid and others in the Irish pantheon”

Building a daily practice

A frequent question that comes up in relation to Brigid, but indeed with many other deities, is how to build a daily practice or what does a daily practice look like. It can be confusing at first, particularly for those of us coming from either a secular background or a very formulaic spiritual background. IContinue reading “Building a daily practice”

Brigid, menstruation and inclusivity

I’ll have to be more careful than usual in this post about highlighting the bits that are based in lore and the bits that are based in my own gnosis. Fundamentally, we don’t have much relating to menstruating in the Irish lore. I lie – there’s shag all, if you don’t count the numerous weirdContinue reading “Brigid, menstruation and inclusivity”

Saints in the Catholic Church

Following some questions in the Brigid’s Forge Facebook group, I decided to write a post on saints in the Catholic Church. So I dug out my copy of the Catechism and started looking at what the official teachings of the church are and then I’ll follow on with the general Irish habits around saints andContinue reading “Saints in the Catholic Church”