The Light that Shines Within You: Walking in the Footsteps of Brigid

A portrait of Sister Mary Minehan, an inspirational Brigidine nun, whose story leads her to Kildare, ancestral home of the mysterious Brigid -- the name referring to both St. Brigid, one of Ireland's most revered saints, and the goddess Brigid, who was worshiped in the era prior to Ireland's Christian conversion.  The journey ends at Feile Bride, the Festival of Brigid, held every year in Kildare to celebrate Brigid and to promote peace, justice and reconcilitation, on the Eve of St. Brigid. Women's hands gather around a midnight bonfire as they call out their prayers for peace, protection of the earth, and Brigid's healing powers.

25 minutes

related transcripts:
Interview with Sr. Mary Minehan
Interview with Katie Donovan
Interview with Dr. Margaret MacCurtain
Interview with Mary Condren

video clip from Feile Bride (choose quicktime or realplayer)
audio clip from Feile Bride (choose quicktime or realplayer)

for more info about Brigid, see the religious section of the links page.