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Brighid is an ancient role model for modern women - she was a leader and a revolutionary, a healer and a wise woman. The myths, traditions and tales of St. Brighid are often merged with the Celtic Goddess Brighid (also a powerful figure in the pre-Christian pantheon) giving us an extraordinary figure of exploration and inspiration.
“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
Dr. Mary Condren - National Director of the Institute for Feminism and Religion - Dublin, Ireland
Author of The Serpent and the Goddess: Women, Religion and Power in Celtic Ireland and her forthcoming book Brigit of Ireland: Spirit of Old Ireland.
Mary Condren Th.D. has degrees in theology, sociology, and social anthropology from the University of Hull; religion and society from Boston College, and a doctorate in religion, gender and culture from Harvard University.
She is a Research Associate in Women’s Studies at the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Trinity College Dublin and Fellow of the University of Winchester in England; a former Research Associate in Women’s Studies at Harvard University, and has published widely on issues of feminism and religion, and on the interrelationship between religion, violence and gender. Mary is the author of the Serpent and the Goddess: Women, Religion, and Power in Celtic Ireland and her forthcoming book Brigit of Ireland: Spirit of Old Europe.
Weekend Rates (incl. all meals)
Early Bird Rates vs. Rates after February 1, 2014
Circle Members - $240.00 Early Bird Rate ( after Feb1, 2014 - $265.00)
Non- members - $275.00 Early Bird Rate (after Feb 1, 2014 - $295.00)
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This year we have consciously chosen to call the Saturday afternoon sessions “Playshops”, instead of “Workshops”. They are an invitation to explore the themes of our weekend through the lens of movement, voice, drumming, writing and generally ‘mucking about.’
Clare Hall – Stay with us at Brescia!
Information on special Brighid Festival rates to come shortly. Register here.
Windermere will also provide a discounted rate for festival goers! When booking your room, request "Brescia's university rate" All bookings include a full breakfast buffet, free parking & high speed wireless internet
**Regular room with single occupancy: $119.00 per night
**Suite with up to double occupancy that includes 2 queen size beds & living room area: $139.00 per night. (To add a third person -pull out sofa bed available - $149/night)
BOOK: 1-800-997-4477 or click here for website
Guest House on the Mount
519-641-8100 or click here for website. Rates vary from $49.00 to $99.00 per night.
For further information before registration, please contact us.