Medieval Musings

All things pertaining to history.
 
HomeHome  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 Saint Bridget of Sweden

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Melisende
Admin
avatar

Posts : 210
Join date : 2008-10-26
Location : Australia

PostSubject: Saint Bridget of Sweden   Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:49 pm

St. Bridget of Sweden
(c.1303 - 1373)

The daughter of Birgir Persson, governor of Uppland, Bridget was married at 13 and had eight children. From 1341-1343, she and her husband, Ulf Gudmarson, travelled to Compostela on a pilgrimage. Ulf died shortly after their return, and Bridget retired to the Cistercian monastery at Vadstena, where the prior, Pieter Olafsson, recorded her visions and translated them into Latin.

When King Magnus II endowed a double monastery at Vad stena in 1346, Bridget established the Brigittine order. Three years later, she travelled to Rome to seek the papal blessing for her order from Pope Clement VI.

She remained in Rome, except for a trip to the Holy Land in 1372, the rest of her life. Pope Urban V blessed the Brigittines in 1370. Bridget also worked with St. Catherine of Siena to urge Pope Gregory XI to return the papacy from Avignon to Rome. Pope Boniface IX canonized Bridget in 1391.

_________________
"For my part, I adhere to the maxim of antiquity: The throne is a glorious sepulchre."
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://medievalmusings.forumotion.com
 
Saint Bridget of Sweden
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Jon Saint-Germain & Karmic Palmistry: Can anyone recommend him?
» Saint John The Apocalypse 2002 (Revelations) MOVIE
» Esprit-Saint et Prières / Holy Spirit and Prayer
» Saint John Bosco (2004) (ENGLISH)
» Rolling Stone: The Hugging Saint

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Medieval Musings :: People :: Saints-
Jump to: