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”

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”

Brigid, Imbolc, Imbolg, etc

It’s that time of year again, when I’m picking up my brait Bhríde (the extra i in “brat” is cos it’s plural there, yup, I do multiples!), making sure the house is visitor-tidy and maybe even Mammy-tidy, seeing about walking the bounds and grounds and generally doing an energetical tidy up as well. I’ll beContinue reading “Brigid, Imbolc, Imbolg, etc”

Praying

I find praying difficult. I’m grand with the whole having a casual chat with herself, communicating through meditation and journeying, that sort of thing, but prayer itself? Actually sitting down and composing a prayer and uttering it aloud? Not my thing. But a few weeks ago, someone asked for prayer in exchange for something else.Continue reading “Praying”