The cross named after the saint is said to have been made as she visited the deathbed of either her father or a local lord. Praying beside the bed the floor was strewn with rushes, as was the tradition at the time, and she picked up some rushes and formed the cross. The St. Bridget’s Cross has four arms tied at the ends of a woven middle square.
The crosses are still made today by school children all across Ireland on her feast day, which is February 01. They are set over doorways and windows to keep homes from harm. It is given as a symbol of protection and love. Ships in presentation box.