Answer the call

Refugi French Pyrenees

by Emma Wallace Seven years ago I doodled a mountain on a piece of paper and I couldn’t understand what it was. Now I live on that mountain, laying the foundation stones of a modern-day abbey and stronghold. This is how I got here. My friend Sarah, a writer, gives me a word of advice. […]

The Brigit phenomenon: the revival of a pre-Christian goddess, or an old saint in new clothes?

by Sharon Blackie Brigit is one of the most-loved of the divine or semi-divine females who appear in medieval Irish literature, and one of the most poorly understood. A quick internet search will reveal all kinds of statements about her: she’s a fire goddess, a sun goddess … or, hang on a moment – was […]