in The World of Saint Patrick
September 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Christianity. 8908 words.
The seventh-century churchman Cogitosus wrote this first religious biography of a female saint in Ireland and tells the story of Brigid, founder of the dual-sex monastery of Kildare. The...
in Landscape with Two Saints
June 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .
Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 10636 words.
This chapter recounts the life of Saint Brigit (ca. 452–524) as told by her 7th-century hagiographer, Cogitosus of Kildare. Cogitosus interpreted Brigit as a traveling holy woman whose...