Brighid Festival

Featuring Special Guest Facilitators
Starhawk, Mary Condren, Margie Gillis, & Michelle LeBaron

Brighid Festival Brochure

Registration will open to the public and further details be make available
on Monday 9 March 2015.
A registration form will be available on this site so you may reserve your spot!

The importance of empowered women to our planet is more acute than ever before. Today we face many challenges, from climate change and to social and political injustice to the concentration of wealth and power into fewer hands. For a new world to emerge, we need a set of values that will counter these issues. We need our courage and passion to be twinned with nurturing and compassion so we may engage in sustained and hope-filled action that can regenerate our wounded world. This weekend will give you an opportunity to reconnect and re-member, to be en-couraged, enlivened and inspired. Together we will generate the wisdom, the energy, and a sense of community to fuel you, as a woman taking your place in transforming our world.

The Circle Women’s Centre for Spirituality, Activism & the Earth invites you to come nourish yourself with the stories and myths of Brighid that stretch back from our own time to predate organized religion, and that tap into the universal figure of the Sacred Feminine, the Great Mother and the indigenous wisdom within European traditions. Come and experience powerful ritual, play with song and movement, take part in creative workshops, lectures, teachings, and discussions led by our amazing team of facilitators: Starhawk, Mary Condren, Margie Gillis, & Michelle LeBaron. Delight in the bounty and beauty sharing meals and our own stories, and join in the fun of a Saturday night céilidh or celebratory evening.

Why Brighid?

“Brighid provides an image of empowerment, integrity, courage, and complexity. She was pagan and Christian, rich and poor, slave and free. She invites us, therefore, to focus on what we have in common, rather than on what divides us." - Mary Condren

For many years now the feminist movement has yearned to recuperate a symbolic system and ritual tradition that honours and brings to consciousness the Feminine Sacred, for which the figure of Brighid is a powerful metaphor. The myths, traditions and tales of St. Brighid are often
merged with the Old Irish Wise Woman, the Cailleach, and the Celtic Goddess Brighid, providing us with a rich and extraordinary figure to explore and inspire us. She is an ancient role model for
modern women – a leader and a revolutionary, a healer and a wise woman. Through Brighid, women can deepen their connection to a healthy and holistic spirituality and be empowered
to become an agent of transformation and change.

Accomodation Recommendations

Clare Hall – Stay with us at Brescia!

View our comfortable Clare Hall accommodations.

To register for guest accommodations at Brescia, book your room here.