Texts

Vita sanctae Brigitae

  • Hiberno-Latin
  • Irish hagiography
  • extent: not extant
It is thought that a lost 7th-century Latin Life of St Brigit underlies both the vernacular Bethu Brigte (9th century) and the Vita prima sanctae Brigitae (of uncertain date).
Manuscripts

none

Language
  • Hiberno-Latin
Date
mid- or late 7th century

Classification

Irish hagiographyIrish hagiography
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Subjects

Brigit of KildareBrigit of Kildare
(c. 439/452–c. 524/526)
patron saint of Kildare, whose cult spread both within and outside of Ireland.
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Sources

Secondary sources (select)

McCone, Kim R., “Brigit in the seventh century: a saint with three lives?”, Peritia 1 (1982): 107–145.
Ó hAodha, Donncha [ed.], Bethu Brigte, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link>
xvii–xx
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
Page created
June 2012, last updated: August 2020