Saint Bridget of Sweden

St. Bridget, pray for us!

I used to hold a great devotion to St. Bridget. For many years, I prayed her 15 prayers.

DUM TACET CLAMAT

Saint Bridget of Sweden was born on 23rd July 1303.  She married and had eight children, one of whom, Catherine, is also honoured as a saint.  After her husband’s death Bridget felt that God was calling her to renounce her wealth and to live as an ascetic.  She joined the Franciscan Third Order, and later established her own congregation devoted to the Precious Blood of Jesus, more commonly known as the Bridgittines.

In 1999, Pope John Paul II declared Saint Bridget a Co-Patroness of Europe, along with Saint Catherine of Siena and Saint Theresa Benedicta of the Cross.

In his declaration the Pope said “In naming Saint Bridget a Co-Patroness of Europe”, she is not just a model for those in consecrated religious life, but especially for married people—that those who have “the high and demanding vocation of forming a Christian family will feel that she is close…

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2 comments

    • De Maria

      She’s an awesome Saint! Did you know that her birth was announced by the Virgin Mary?

      On the 14th of June 1303, at the moment Saint Bridget of Sweden was born, Pope Benedict XV, the curate of Rasbo at the time, prayed for the happy deliverance of the child Ingeborde. Suddenly he found himself enveloped by a luminous cloud out of which Our Lady appeared: “A child has been born at Birger; her voice will be heard by the entire world.”

      Yeah! She’s a great Saint!

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