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Saint John, Evangelist portrait from the Book of Mulling, late century - portraits the mix between Christianity and Celtic believes that created the Celtic Church in Ireland before Christianity became dominant

The Picts were a group of Late Iron Age and Early Mediaeval Celtic people living in ancient eastern and northern Scotland.[1] There is an association with the geographical distribution of brochs, Brythonic place name elements, and Pictish stones. Picts are recorded from before the Roman conquest of Britain until the 10th century, when they are thought to have merged with the Gaels. They lived to the north of the rivers Forth and Clyde, and spoke the extinct Pictish language,

Early Pictish religion is presumed to have resembled Celtic polytheism in…

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Irish Blessing: May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow. May the soft winds freshen your spirit. May the sunshine brighten your heart. May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you. And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.

Celtic Christian-Style Rune/Invocation - After many Celts were first converted to Christianity, many old traditions continued under new guises, like this one.  This blend of Christian and Pagan belief is largely unique to Irish Catholicism.

Celtic Christian-Style Rune/Invocation - After many Celts were first converted to Christianity, many old traditions continued under new guises, like this one. This blend of Christian and Pagan belief is largely unique to Irish Catholicism.

Feast of St. Hilda of Whitby; Christian Religious Observance; November 17; Saxon abbess of the double monastery of Whitby; renowned for spiritual wisdom and her nunnery’s culture. A major light of Celtic Christianity. Convened the Council of Whitby (664) to reconcile Celtic and Roman differences. Patron saint of business and professional women.

Hilda of Whitby or Hild of Whitby, Christian saint and the founding abbess of the monastery at Whitby, chosen as the venue for the Synod of Whitby.

Celtic Card Company presents the illustrated manuscripts of artist Kevin Dillon

Celtic Card Company presents the illustrated manuscripts of artist Kevin Dillon

Celtic Blanket Blessing #1 Embroidery Design

Celtic Blanket Blessing #1 Embroidery Design

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Book of Kells

The Book of Kells, one of Ireland’s national treasures and considered one of the finest of all Celtic Christian creations, is an illuminated manuscript containing the four Gospels of the New Testament.

Bird from the Book of Kells. This looks like it could be a goose. The wild goose was the Celtic Christian symbol for the Holy Spirit.

Bird from the Book of Kells. This looks like it could be a goose. The wild goose was the Celtic Christian symbol for the Holy Spirit. One could take this pose, put a peacock crest on it, and make the tail feathers long peacock feathers for a pretty image.

Portrait of St. Patrick~ A 15th c. carving of the patron saint of Ireland from Cty. Louth.  Patrick, a Roman enslaved British nobleman who Christianized 5th c. Ireland, was also her greatest champion and the first on record to oppose slavery.

Portrait of St. Patrick~ A c. carving of the patron saint of Ireland from Cty. Patrick, a Roman enslaved British nobleman who Christianized c. Ireland, was also her greatest champion and the first on record to oppose slavery.

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