St. Brigid icon
Second only to Saint Patrick as a patron of Ireland, Saint Brigid (St. Bride) holds a cross woven from rushes ("St. Brigid's cross"), which was her custom to make when she was instructing the pagans, and which are hung anew in Irish homes each year on her feastday. In this St. Brigid icon, she holds a bowl of "Saint Brigid's fire," in her other hand, a miraculous fire which burned at her convent for centuries. These saint icons are especially popular with the Irish and those with Irish ancestry. For further Women Saints browse the collection at Monastery Icons today.