Catholic Saints

Saint Bridget of Sweden

  • Short, concise biography of Saint Bridget of Sweden
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Bridget of Sweden
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  • Date of Birth and Death
  • Important Dates surrounding the life of Saint Bridget of Sweden
  • Life History, Story, Biography, Myths and Legends
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Princess

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Bridget of Sweden
The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Bridget of Sweden: October 8
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Princess
  • Date of Birth: Saint Bridget of Sweden was born 1304
  • Date of Death: Saint Bridget of Sweden died 1373

The Story and History of Saint Bridget of Sweden
The story and history of Saint Bridget of Sweden. Saint Bridget was born of the Swedish royal family, in 1304.

In obedience to her father, she was married to Prince Ulpho of Sweden, and became the mother of eight children, one of whom, Catherine, is honored as a Saint. After some years she and her husband separated by mutual consent.

He entered the Cistercian Order, and Bridget founded the Order of St. Saviour, in the Abbey of Wastein, in Sweden. In 1344 she became a widow, and thenceforth received a series of the most sublime revelations, all of which she scrupulously submitted to the judgment of her confessor. By the command of Our Lord, Bridget went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and amidst the very scenes of the Passion was further instructed in the sacred mysteries. She died in 1373.

Feast Day of Saint Bridget of Sweden

The Feast Day of Saint Bridget of Sweden is October 8. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day.

The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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