Brighid -along with Sassafras!
For many years Sassafras Grove members have engaged in a tradition of The Brighid “Novena,” and once again we are inviting our community, both local and online, to participate with us.
For each of the nine days before our Brigantia rite, we each, in our own way, focus on one of the nine aspects of Brighid that we honor and work with in Sassafras Grove. Activities for the day can include saying aspect-appropriate prayers, making offerings, doing crafts, etc.
We also do a small action to symbolize the work of each day-string a bead, tie a know in a ribbon, etc. At the end of the week we offer that string or ribbon at the Brigantia rite. We invite everyone to bring their ribbon to our rite and add it to a Brighid’s Cross that will serve as the Final Offering to Brighid.
If you can’t make it to our rite, no worries! You can Brighid-along with us entirely on your own! Just offer your string at your own Brigantia (Imbolc, February Crossquarter) celebration.
Each day we will post poems, prayers, and links to provide inspiration for each aspect on the website and to our Facebook Our list of aspects of Brighid and accompanying dates is below.
Midwife: January 25
Foster-Mother: January 26
Initiation: January 27
Blacksmith: January 28
Poetry: January 29
Warrior : January 30
Sacred Wells: January 31
Hearth Fire: February 1
Healer: February 2
Sassafras Grove’s Brigantia Rite will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, February 3 at the Friends Meeting House, 4836 Ellsworth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213