Nóirín Ní Riain

Nóirín Ní Riain, PhD, has had an extraordinary career as Ireland’s Celtic jewel of song and soul. A theologian, musicologist, and recording artist, she has written several books, including her autobiography, Listen with the Ear of the Heart, and Theosony: A Theology of Listening. She has presented workshops throughout the world and each year leads a select group on a Journey of the Soul in Ireland, a pilgrimage of transformative experience brimming with depth and joy. Nóirín is an ordained interfaith minister now immersed in her new role as a celebrant of rituals, blessings, and sacred ceremonies.

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    Brigid means “exalted one,” explains Irish theologian and singer Nóirín Ní Riain, while her ancient name, Breo-Saighead, means “fiery power” or “fiery arrow.” But what does she symbolize for seekers today?