St. Brigid of Kildare

Solas Bhride Launches Rekindling the Flame

Eileen Dunne, former newsreader with RTE news, speaking at the launch of Rekindling the Flame

Solas Bhride Spirituality Centre is pleased to announce the release of the revised edition of Rekindling the Flame – A Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of Brigid of Kildare by Rita Minehan CSB.

Rekindling the Flame is a beautiful reflective collection of story, legend, poems, and meditations – the perfect companion for your pilgrim journey in Kildare Town.

Speaking at the launch, the author Rita Minehan, a Brigidine Sister based in Kildare said, ‘the book has evolved from the personal experience of over thirty years of accompanying, talking and sharing stories with pilgrims and visitors who come to Solas Bhride from all over the world’.

Rita went on to say that it is her hope that ‘it will help those who read the book and those who walk the pilgrim path as outlined in the book, to connect with Brigid at a deeper level, that it will both nourish and challenge them on life’s journey’

Launching the book was Eileen Dunne, former newsreader with RTE news. At the launch Eileen Dunne commended the book as a companion guide whether physically or spiritually walking in the footsteps of St Brigid.

Eileen said that having viewed the RTE documentary on St Brigid earlier this year, a visit to Kildare and to Solas Bhride was on her bucket list, but little did she think that this would be happen so soon. Eileen believed that the book was timely as interest in Brigid will only grow in the coming months.

Cathy O Connor CSB a member of the Brigidine Central Leadership Team congratulated Rita, saying that through the book we are skilfully led on a spiritual pilgrimage.

Rita Minehan and Eileen Dunne

Rekindling the Flame is available from Solas Bhride Spirituality Centre, Kildare Town,  Kildare Heritage Centre and bookstores locally.

You can also purchase here through the Solas Bhride website – simply click the button below to go to our new online shop.

Photographs by Fran McCormack