Saint Bridget of Sweden

Saint of the Day:  Bridget of Sweden

b. 1303, d. 1373

mystic and prophet; married 28 years and mother of eight; her daughter Karin (Catherine) is also venerated as a saint; after the death of her husband, founded a monastery in Sweden; spent the last 20 years of her life in Rome; spoke out against slavery, injustice, and threats to peace

patron of Europe, Sweden, widows

The people of earth have need of a triple mercy:  sorrow for their sins, penance to atone for them, and strength to do good. — Blessed Mother to Saint Bridget


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