Lessons from St. Brigid and the Celtic Season of Imbolc

February 1st, 2023 from 9:30am to 3:30pm

Cost: $75 (includes lunch)

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Artwork by Jen Norton 2020

February 1 is the Feast Day of Saint Brigid, the Patroness of Ireland who is associated with healing, peace, and compassion for the poor; a foundational concern shared by the Sisters of Mercy. Saint Brigid’s Feast Day marks the first day of spring in Ireland and begins the Celtic season of Imbolc.


Imbolc welcomes new beginnings, inspiration, hope and growth. Like Earth’s potential for new life in the birthing of buds and in Creation’s greening, we too can experience inner growth in our spiritual lives: new truth, evolving wisdom, expanding compassion and more.


This day-program will invite participants to reflect on the possibility of movement, growth and possible healing within and around us. We will examine the “meaning” of our hope for new life in Scripture, poetry, music, song, and through conversation. We will look to Mother Earth for examples of rebirth and renewal. The program is for participants of all faith traditions or no faith background.


Meet the Presenter

Peggy Murphy, O.P., is a Dominican Sister who has served as the Chair of the Philosophy and Religious Studies Division and is a Professor Emerita of World Religions at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, New York. She is a Certified Presenter of the Centering Prayer Practice and has served as the Co-director of Contemplative Outreach of Orange County, New York.