We kept up an old, annual Irish tradition by making St. Brigid’s Crosses to celebrate St. Brigid’s Day. According to legend Brigid was called to the bedside of a dying pagan chieftain. She sat by him to keep watch over him in his final hours. While sitting by the dying man, Brigid picked up some rushes from the floor and began to weave them into a cross. The sick man asked her what she was making and Brigid began to explain the story of Jesus to him. Before he died, the chieftain had become a Christian. Today, we still make these crosses from rushes gathered locally.