Who We Are

Who We Are

“Any time you contact the shop you can feel the love and care they have for their items and customers.”

–YLR

“Exactly what I was looking for. I didn’t have anything to help empower me last pregnancy but this should help. Love it!”

–D.B.

“Absolutely awesome. I’m brimming with inspiration for my Red Tent!”

-J.

Our Story

At Brigid’s Grove, we create Story Goddesses as well as other original goddess sculptures, mini goddesses, and goddess pendants, red tent resources, ceremony kits, birth art sculptures, mother blessing gifts, and blessing bundles. We also publish Womanrunes book and card sets and offer powerful online trainings in june-2016-110Red Tent facilitation and Practical Priestessing. We welcome you to join our free Creative Spirit Circle and share your gifts and stories in a welcoming, supportive, creative community!

We feel so privileged and honored and humbled to be invited into your lives in some small way. To witness some of your triumphs and tender places, your courage and your wounded places. To hear your stories and to be a part of your diverse journeys. You invite us into your lives. Into your hands, hearts, and homes. We join you at your women’s circles, your mother blessings, your red tents, your family rituals, your personal ceremonies, your rites of passage. You allow us on your altars, into your homes and living room, your bedrooms, hospital rooms, birth centers, and offices. It is a sacred trust.

Sometimes we feel very small in the face of the many challenges and many pains of the world, but we return to the knowing that every day what we do together at Brigid’s Grove adds goodness and meaning to people’s lives and that is something.

About Molly

Molly has been “gathering the women” to circle, sing, celebrate, and share since 2008. She plan12096586_1670171926528356_1980872136846717496_ns and facilitates women’s circles, seasonal retreats and rituals, mother-daughter circles, family ceremonies, and red tent circles in central Missouri. She is an ordained priestess who holds MSW, M.Div, and D.Min degrees. She completed her dissertation about contemporary priestessing in the U.S. Molly’s roots are in birth work, childbirth education, and domestic violence activism. She has worked with groups of women since 1996 and teaches college courses in group dynamics and human services. She began creating birth art during her first pregnancy in 2003 and has never stopped, though the medium in which she works has evolved with time, as well as its expression. Our line of goddess sculptures is based on figures originally created in polymer clay during her fourth pregnancy. Molly is fiery, intense, and driven. She is the energy and heart that drives our business. Molly is the author of Womanrunes, Earthprayer, and The Red Tent Resource Kit, as well as three social service oriented booklets and a miscarriage memoir. She maintained her popular Talk Birth blog from 2007-2016 and writes about thealogy, nature, practical priestessing, and the goddess at Brigid’s Grove, her Woodspriestess blog, and SageWoman Magazine. She also writes for Feminism and Religion. Molly’s hobbies include yoga, reading, writing, creating, smelling the roses, and collecting dolls.

About Mark

Mark is a maker. Excellent at problem-solving, puzzles, and figuring out the way things work, he is the person who Molly 151translates all of our creative work into the actual products. He is analytical and focused, determined and persistent. He will try and try again. If something doesn’t work out quite right, he doesn’t get discouraged, but evaluates, contemplates, and returns again the next day to figure it out. Mark is the hands of our business. With a BS in Computer Information Systems, Mark spent fifteen years as a computer programmer and web developer for large state organizations. Through this work, he earned the money for us to build our straw bale house by hand, without a mortgage. In 2013, Mark took the leap into self-employment and came home to live, work, create, educate, and grow together in the woods of central Missouri. Mark’s hobbies include computer gaming, drawing, and playing guitar. He has been a metalworker since he was a teenager and has painted and created art since he was a child.

About Brigid’s Grove

Brigid’s Grove is your source for Story Goddesses, original goddess sculptures, mini goddesses, goddess jewelry, ceremony kits and supplies, birth altar figurines, earth-based cycle celebration, blessingway gifts, birth art, and publications and workshops for intentional, creative, spiritual living. We help you celebrate lifecycle transitions and pivotal moments through art and ceremony. We use visual, artistic expression as a means of story-telling and experience-sharing. We create art and ceremony in order to “tell about it.”

Brigid’s Grove is the partnership between husband and wife team, Molly and Mark Remer, synchronizing our unique gifts into a dynamic, harmonious whole. Molly creates the original sculptures and Mark molds, casts, and hand creates each subsequent figurine. Molly writes the books and Mark does the layout, cover images, and illustrations. Molly writes the newsletters, blog posts, articles, and social media posts, takes the photos, and does all customer communication, etsy shop descriptions and site maintenance. She teaches all the classes, facilitates the Facebook Circle, and creates the rituals and ceremonies. Mark does all the hand work and finishing of products, designs our printed materials, and draws all of our mandalas and other printable giveaways. They work together with several team members on packing, shipping, order fulfillment, and product finishing. Molly and Mark met as teenagers in 1994 and have been happily married since 1998. They have four energetic children who fill their home-based life with noise, enthusiasm, and creativity.

Looking for Story Goddesses, unique goddess pendants, ceremony kits, birth altar figurines, presents for midwives or doulas, ceremony ideas, mother blessing ideas, or red tent resources? You’ve come to the right place!

Why Brigid?

Brigid is the Irish triple goddess of smithcraft/metalwork, poetry, and midwifery. She is also a Christian saint associated with midwives, birthing mothers, and infants. We chose our name based on how beautifully Brigid represents the interests and skills of our whole family.

Come Join the Circle!

Membership in the Creative Spirit Circle is FREE and packed with beautiful, bountiful resources, including: a free Womanrunes e-course, Womanspirit Wisdom mini-course, weekly virtual circles in our Facebook group, Red Tent resources, blessing posters and mandalas, access to Divine Imperfections sculptures at 50% off, and your monthly Creative Spirit Circle Journal filled with resources such as ceremony outlines, book recommendations, articles, sneak peeks, and special freebies.cropMolly 143

What People Are Saying:

“Great crafter who really cares about her clients and goes out of her way to help. A wonderful place to shop!”

–C.W

“Perfect sculpture for a healing mamma. I take comfort in it everytime I walk past it. Great design and craftsmanship.”

–S. R.

“I am not sure words can describe the joy my heart feels when looking at this beautiful moon goddess.”

–K. R.

“I love love my VBAC goddess sculpture!!! I got misty eyed when I pulled it out. Thank you so much!!! One Love!”

–M.A.

“Thank you for providing this item. While it was purchased for a very sad reason it is a beautiful product, and for that I am very thankful.”

–J.K.

“Beautiful little figurine to keep me motivated and inspired nursing my second little one.”

–M.S.

“I love my little Goddess! She’s perfect and just what I wanted.”

–J.B.

“This kit is beyond amazing. So many treasures and helpful ideas for our red tent. I am also doing the immersion which is bonding me closer with the deck of cards. This is worth every penny!”

–K.R.

“Beautifully captures the essence of breastfeeding twins. Realistic, full figured mom.”

–C.P.

“Love, love, love these tiny goddesses. Perfect for altars and to carry in a pocket.”

–I.E.

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