Oak for Saint Brigit

Today is the feast day of Brigit of Kildare, a legendary Irish saint from the 5th and 6th centuries.  She was the founding abbess of a large combined monastery (both men and women lived there,) and was especially known for her generosity and hospitality.  She is also said to have founded a school of art, including metalwork and illumination.  The name of her monastery means 'church of the oak,' and it was built at a site that was holy to the druids who came before her, so I made this painting to honor her day…
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