St Bridgid Cross by McKeown 112930

Deanne McKeown
Deanne McKeown
"None of us perceive the world in exactly the same way. Our oneness lies in a yearning to touch and to understand. My work is an endeavor to share my thoughts and vision through form and color and relationships, hoping to charge my images with meaning which will reach across the spaces between us."
Byron McKeown
Byron McKeown
Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate excellence although I rarely achieve it. The closest I come is in the ephemeral areas of concept and integrity. But, since I believe that my next effort will be my best, I will continue to pursue excellence.
Silver Jewelry
1" x 1"




In Ireland, St. Birgid is called Mary of the Gael. She died in February 1, 524 AD and is buried beside St. Patrick. She built the first Irish convent next to a giant oak tree. The place became known as the Church of the Oak, which is Cill Dara in Irish. Today it is called the town of Kildare.

St. Bridgid was the daughter of a fiercely pagan chieftain. As he lay on his death bed, she sat beside him in prayer. While she prayed, she wove this simple cross from the rushes covering the floor. Her father asked her about the meaning of the cross. He was so comforted by her story that he became a Christian before he died.

St. Bridgid’s cross is belived to protect the home from evil.