Brigid’s crosses are associated with Brigid of Kildare, who is venerated as one of the patron saints of Ireland. Originally made from rushes or straw, Irish designers are now designing beautiful versions of Brigid’s Cross with different materials such as the Bronze Brigids Cross from the Goose studios or the Belleek Brigids Cross.
It is traditionally believed that these crosses are used to protect the house from fire or evil which is why they are a popular item in Irish kitchens. Give the blessing of an Irish saint to a new home or loved ones, suitable for all occasions and a gift sure to be cherished.
Holy water is kept in a font which would typically be located at the entrance of ones home or a church. Holy water is blessed by a priest and is thus consecrated to God. It is used to remind Christians in a symbolic way of their entry into life through the baptism of water. It is also used as a cleanser and a refresher if people are in need of clearing their conscience of sin.