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Memorial of St. Bridget of Sweden

July 23, 2009
Saint Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373)
St.  Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373)

Saint Bridget was born to a noble family in the year 1303 in the province of Uppland in the country of Sweden.  She was married at the age of 13 to Ulf Gudmarsson.  The marriage was blessed with 8 children. When St. Bridget became a widow she devoted her life to God by becoming a Third Order Franciscan, then sometime later founded her own order, The Order of St. Savior, or the Brigittines. She was canonized by Pope Boniface IX on Octiber 7, 1391. To read more about her, click here.

Saint Bridget of Sweden, pray for us!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Birgitta permalink
    July 24, 2009 2:29 pm

    Thanks for posting this Sister. Not many celebrate St. Birgitta’s Feast Day!

  2. July 24, 2009 8:14 pm

    Hello Birgitta,

    You are more than welcome… I wondered if it may have been your feast day… 🙂

    God bless, Sister Veronica

  3. Ann Creech permalink
    July 25, 2009 10:37 am

    Hi Sr.Veronica, I am wondering if this is the order that has a crown on top of their veil in a shape of a cross and a jewels around. When we still had EWTN here , I would see different things or functions and I would see an order of sisters with a metal type crown with jewels. That is what it looks like on Sr. Bridgetta or is there another order that wears that. Thanks , Ann

  4. July 28, 2009 7:46 am


    I think you may be right. And I believe their habit is black. Whether they have been on EWTN or not I don’t know. Try looking up “Brigittines” on Google and you may find something.

    Sr. Veronica

  5. Birgitta permalink
    August 7, 2009 1:59 pm

    Hi Sister and Ann, yes, that is the order as you described Ann. And yes, that is my feast day 🙂

  6. August 8, 2009 2:49 pm

    Happy Feast Day to you…. Happy Feast Day to you…. Happy Feast Day to Birgitta… Happy Feast Day to you…. (and many more!)

    to the tune of Happy Birthday…(of course)

    Sr. Veronica 🙂

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