Traditional Black Celtic Cross with Circles
Alexandra Grey 2009
Saint Fiacre’s Gardener’s Black Celtic Cross
Alexandra Grey 2010
This Black Celtic Gardener’s Cross sparkles with balanced glowing leafy elements. aint Fiacre’s Gardener’s Black Celtic Cross was created to honor Ireland’s Saint Fiacre.
Ireland’s Saint Fiacre is the Patron Saint of Gardeners; taxi cab drivers; venereal disease sufferers; barrenness; box makers; florists; hemorrhoids; hosiers; pewterers; tile makers and ploughboys.
Born in Ireland in the 7th century, St. Fiacre was a monk turned hermit who became known for his healing herbs, prayers and food. After fleeing Ireland in a desperate attempt to find solitary peace, St. Fiacre traveled to France with where he performed his first miracle.
Approaching the Bishop of Meaux for land with space build a guest house and chapel, St. Fiacre was given a small plot of land in Breuil, in the province of Brie where he established long-lived orchards and gardens. His festival is celebrated on the 30th of August. He is the Patron Saint of Brie and gardeners invoke him as their protector against pests and crop failure.
Saint Fiacre’s Black Gardener’s Celtic Cross Clipart by Alexandra Grey is available at Cross of the Day Free Cross Clipart here.
Red Celtic Cross
Alexandra Grey 2009
Our Free Red Celtic Square Cross is a simplified version of an eighth century square Celtic cross-decorated vertical grave stone in Fahan Mura, Co. Donegal.
In early Britain, suicides were buried at the crossroad under the crude cross that the two roads represented, adding to the air of the supernatural. Crossroads also symbolize the space “betwixt and between” where miracles can happen and mystical forces could be contacted just before dawn.
The four cross arms of the square Celtic cross represent the four elements of earth, air, fire and water. The center shows the 4 elements meeting at a crossroads.
The Fahan Mura Cross rests in a quiet graveyard next alongside the road from Letterkenny to Buncarna.
This early 7th century cross-slab is 6 1/2 feet and demonstrates a close connection with Scotland, where the shape is more common. The intertwined hand carved knotwork is believed to represent the Tree of Life with its roots on the earth and its branches high in the air symbolized a connection between heaven and earth.
For more images of the Fahan Mura Standing Slab, click here.