Author Archives: Rev. Brenda Warren

About Rev. Brenda Warren

I am an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor. I am married with two grown sons, a daughter-in-love, and two Maine Coon cats. My interests include illuminated manuscripts, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon saints, pilgrimage, Franciscan and Celtic spirituality, Shakers, Anglo-Saxon and Merovingian abbesses and their double monasteries, Native American spirituality, genealogy, and comfy cute shoes. Let us pilgrimage together with the Celtic/Anglo-Saxon saints in my 40 Day Celtic Advent Devotional entitled, "Celts to the Creche" at www.saintsbridge.org.

Celts to the Creche: Abbess Ethelburga of Barking

Celts to the Creche: Day 15 Abbess Æthelburga of Barking 7th c. AD On this 15th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet St. Æthelburga (Æthelburh, Ethelburga) who was the  first Abbess of the double monastery (meaning men … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: A Band of Brothers, Cedd, Chad, Cynibil, and Caelin

Celts to the Creche: Day 14 A Band of Brothers: Sts. Cedd, Chad, Cynibil, and Caelin 7th c. On the 14th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet the band of brothers from England, all … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Ita of Ireland

Celts to the Creche: Day 13 St. Ita of Ireland c 480-c570 AD On this 13th day of the Celts to the Creche we meet St. Ita of Ireland (St. Íte).  St. Ita is considered to be the foster mother … Continue reading

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Celt to the Creche: St. Brigid of Kildare

Celts to the Crèche:Day 5 St. Brigid of Kildare c 452-523/525 AD On this 5th day of Advent on our journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we meet Saint Brigid/Brigit, Bridget, Bride, an early Irish saint who was one of … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Columbanus

  Celts to the Crèche: Day 8 St. Columbanus c543 AD-November 21, 615 AD On this 8th day of our pilgrimage with the Celts to the Crèche, let us visit with St. Columbanus, one of the early Irish monks who helped … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Fursey

Celts to the Creche: Day 10 St. Fursey c597-January 16, 649 AD On our 10th day of our journey of the Celts to the Creche, we meet St. Fursey (Fursa, Fursei, Furseus) who was the first recorded Irish missionary to Anglo-Saxon … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Theodechilde of Jouarre

Celts to the Creche: Day 36 Abbess Theodechilde of Jouarre Died about 667 AD Today, on this 36th day on our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet 7th c. Theodechilde (Theodechildis), who started out as a nun … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Werburga of Chester

Celts to the Creche:Day 32 Abbess Werburga of Chester c 630-February 3, 699 AD On this 32nd day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet Abbess Werburga of Chester which is in Northwest England near Wales. Life: Werburga … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne

Celts to the Crèche: Day 6 St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne c634-March 20, 687 AD On this 6th day of our Advent journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we join St. Cuthbert on this pilgrimage. Cuthbert was the much loved 7th c. … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Non of Wales

  Cèlts to the Crèche: Day 31 St. Non of Wales  Died about March 2, 589AD On this 31st day of our journey with the Cèlts to the Crèche, we meet St. Non, whose name means “nun.” She was the … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Columba of Iona

Celts to the Crèche: Day 4 St. Columba of Iona 7 December 521 – 9 June 597 On the 4th day our journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we meet  St. Columba, (Colum Cille meaning “dove of the church”) … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Hereswith

Celts to the Crèche: Day 3 St. Hereswith c612 – September 3, c680/690AD On this 3rd day of our Advent journey with the Celts to the Creche, we pilgrimage with St. Hereswith, perhaps even dancing with abandon to this place of … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Hilda of Whitby

  Celts to the Crèche: Day 2 St. Hilda of Whitby 613/614-November 17, 680 AD On this 2nd day of our pilgrimage with the Celts to the Crèche, we journey with St. HILDA (Hild) OF WHITBY. She was an Abbess and the founder of … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Aidan of Lindisfarne

Celts to the Creche: Day 1 St. Aidan of Lindisfarne died August 31, 651 AD On this 1st day of our 40 Day Celtic Advent pilgrimage, let us begin with St. Aidan. He was an Irish monk/bishop from the great Irish monastic … Continue reading

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