1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    05 Jun '16 11:01
    Is it just Catholics who believe in them?

    St Brigid of Ireland - a useful saint. Brewed
    beer in her bathwater for visiting clergy.

    IPA, stout, bitter? We shall never know.
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    05 Jun '16 20:17
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Is it just Catholics who believe in them?
    Anglicans name their Churches after saints and have saint days etc, but are much less focused on using them for intercession.
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    05 Jun '16 20:201 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    St Brigid of Ireland - a useful saint.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigit_of_Kildare
    There is some debate over whether St Brigid was a real person.

    also
    St Brigid is said to have had a female companion named Dar Lugdach, a younger nun whom she shared her bed with.
  4. SubscriberSuzianne
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    05 Jun '16 21:201 edit
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Anglicans name their Churches after saints and have saint days etc, but are much less focused on using them for intercession.
    Yes, this is correct. Episcopalians (who are basically "American Anglicans" ) are the same.
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    06 Jun '16 00:54
    According to the bible, all born again Christians are called saints. The word simply means "holy ones".
  6. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    06 Jun '16 09:29
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigit_of_Kildare
    And performed abortions!
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    06 Jun '16 11:59
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigit_of_Kildare
    Fascinating article, thanks for sharing.
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