White, Amber, Red

As I prepare to lead the installation rite for the Brighid Shrine at this year’s Three Rivers Festival, I’m focusing on three Brighidine virtues: piety, hospitality, and fertility, as represented by three colours. For this devotion, PIETY is represented by the colour white, symbolizing purity and connection. Piety can be something that we strive for,... Continue Reading →


What is my piety in the context of the household? I wrote this as we approached Imbolc, and this question has been in my mind since then, being turned over and over again as I seek the answer. What is a householder? What does that mean? I finally took down the Imbolc decor, put the... Continue Reading →

A Hearth-Centred Practice, Revisited

A long, long time ago, when this blog was just a baby, I wrote a post called A Hearth-Centred Practice, in which I explored what I want our home religious life to be. In that post, I posited that this practice would include: -         daily worship, performed by myself on behalf of the household -        ... Continue Reading →

7 – Foundations: Day-to-Day Practice

At our hearth, there are three main components to our daily practice: morning, meal, and evening prayers. The morning and evening prayers are performed by myself, usually alone, for in our home it is my responsibility to tend the hearthfire and make these offerings. I do this because it is right to do so, and... Continue Reading →


Our hearth serves as a connecting point for all of our Grove Members. When one becomes a Member, they light a candle from the hearthfire to take home. When we light those candles on our own shrines, we are connected to everyone else. Our hearthfire is kindled anew each year at Bealtaine. Though the Indo-European... Continue Reading →

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