Bridget of Sweden, Saint


Bridget of Sweden, Saint
Bridget of Sweden, Saint
Biography of the mother of 8, widow, visionary, founder of the Brigittines

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  • Bridget of Sweden, Saint — ▪ Swedish saint Bridget also spelled  Birgit, or Brigid,  Swedish  Sankta Birgitta Av Sverige  born c. 1303, Sweden died July 23, 1373, Rome [Italy]; canonized Oct. 8, 1391; feast day July 23, formerly October 8       patron saint of Sweden,… …   Universalium

  • Bridget of Sweden — Infobox Saint name=Saint Bridget (Bridgid) of Sweden birth date=1303 death date=July 23, 1373 feast day=July 23 October 8 (Traditional Roman Catholics) venerated in=Roman Catholic Church Lutheran Church imagesize=200px caption= Saint Birgitta… …   Wikipedia

  • Bridget of Sweden — (1303 1373)    Born as Birgitta Birgersdotter; also known as Saint Birgitta, Santa Brigida, St. Bridgid of Sweden, and Birgitta of Vadstena. A Swedish nun, mystic, and founder of the Bridgettine Order, who from childhood onwards experienced… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Catherine of Sweden, Saint — ▪ Swedish saint Swedish  Sankta Katarina,  original name  Katarina Ulfsdotter  born 1331/32, Sweden died March 24, 1381, Vadstena; feast day March 24       daughter of St. Bridget of Sweden (Bridget of Sweden, Saint), whom she succeeded as… …   Universalium

  • Catherine of Sweden, Saint — • Daughter of St. Bridget of Sweden. Widow, pilgrim, superior of the Brigittine motherhouse, d. 1381. Biographical article Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • St. Bridget of Sweden —     St. Bridget of Sweden     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Bridget of Sweden     (Also Birgitta).     The most celebrated saint of the Northern kingdoms, born about 1303; died 23 July, 1373.     Early Life     She was the daughter of Birger… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Sweden — /sweed n/, n. a kingdom in N Europe, in the E part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. 8,946,193; 173,732 sq. mi. (449,964 sq. km). Cap.: Stockholm. Swedish, Sverige. * * * Sweden Introduction Sweden Background: A military power during the 17th… …   Universalium

  • Bridget — (1303–73)    Saint, Mystic and Order Founder.    Bridget was the daughter of a governor of Upland in Sweden. She married at a very early age, had eight children and was appointed lady inwaiting to the Queen of Sweden. In about 1340 she began to… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Bridget (given name) — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Bridget imagesize=200px caption=St. Brigid of Kildare inspired the popularity of the name Bridget. pronunciation= gender = meaning = Strong willed region = origin = Irish related names = Brigitte footnotes =… …   Wikipedia

  • Saint Birgitta —    see Bridget of Sweden …   Dictionary of Hallucinations


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