Catholic Saints

Saint Catharine of Sweden

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

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Catharine of Sweden

The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Catharine of Sweden: March 22
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Virgin
  • Date of Death: Saint Catharine of Sweden died 24th March 1381

The Story and History of Saint Catharine of Sweden

The story and history of Saint Catharine of Sweden. Catharine was daughter of Ulpho, Prince of Nericia in Sweden, and of St. Bridget.

The love of God seemed almost to prevent in her the use of her reason. At seven years of age she was placed in the nunnery of Risburgh, and educated in piety under the care of the holy abbess of that house. Being very beautiful, she was, by her father, contracted in marriage to Egard, a young nobleman of great virtue; but the virgin persuaded him to join with her in making a mutual vow of perpetual chastity. By her discourser he became desirous only of heavenly graces, arid, to draw them down upon his soul more abundantly, he readily acquiesced in the proposal. The happy couple, having but one heart and one desire, by a holy emulation excited each other to prayer, mortification, and works of charity.

After the death of her father, St. Catharine, out of devotion to the Passion of Christ and to the relics of the martyrs, accompanied her mother in her pilgrimages and practices of devotion and penance. After her mother's death at Rome, in 1373, Catharine returned to Sweden, and died abbess of Vadzstena, or Vatzen, on the 24th of March in 1381. For the last twenty-five years of her life she every day purified her soul by a sacramental confession of her sins.

Feast Day of Saint Catharine of Sweden
The Feast Day of Saint Catharine of Sweden is March 22. 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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