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  Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Saint Birgitta
Bridget (1303 - 1373), the most celebrated saint of Sweden and the northern kingdoms, was the daughter of Birger Persson, governor and lagman (provincial judge) of Uppland, and one of the richest landowners of the country.
In 1316 she was married to Ulf Gudmarson, lord of Nerike, to whom she bore eight children, one of whom was afterwards honoured as St. Catherine of Sweden.
Birgitta’s saintly and charitable life soon made her known far and wide; she gained, too, great religious influence over her husband, with whom (1341-1343) she went on pilgrimage to St.
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 Birgitta of Sweden Saint - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Saint Birgitta, also known as Santa Brigida or St. Bridgid of Sweden and Birgitta of Vadstena (1303 – July 23, 1373), was a mystic and saint, and founder of the Bridgettine...
Saint Birgitta, also known as Santa Brigida or St. Bridgid of Sweden and Birgitta of Vadstena, born Birgitta Birgersdottir (1303 – July 23, 1373), was a mystic and saint...
Saint Birgitta, St.Birgitta or St. Bridget (1303 - 1373), the most celebrated saint of Sweden and the northern kingdoms, was the daughter of Birger Persson...
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Birgitta was chocked of his living and the bad condition of the church; "Rome is like a plot, which has been overgrown by thistels", she let Mary speak in one revelation.
Birgitta made very important aquaintancies in Rome through her diplomats from Sweden and the Cistercience Order's members in Alvastra and due to her contact to the Swedish king and with the supprot of the Church, and she was thus not wholly unknown.
Birgitta wrote to the emperor in the wrods of a vision and demanded cooperation with the pope.
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  Saint Birgitta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The most celebrated saint of Sweden and the northern kingdoms, was the daughter of Birger Persson, governor and lawspeaker of Uppland, and one of the richest landowners of the country.
In 1316 she was married to Ulf Gudmarson, lord of Närke, to whom she bore eight children, one of whom was afterwards honoured as St.
About 1350 she went to Rome, partly to obtain from the pope the authorization of the new order, partly in pursuance of her self-imposed mission to elevate the moral tone of the age.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bridget_of_Sweden   (374 words)

  
 ST BIRGITTA OF SWEDEN'S INFLUENCE IN FINLAND
Birgitta of Sweden and Bishop Hemming of Åbo
Birgitta chose him to accompany her confessor, the Cistercian Prior Peter of Alvastra, in a mission to Pope Clement VI at Avignon and to the Kings of England and France.
Birgitta and the Norwegian warrior king, Saint Olaf (+1030), were viewed as regional saints in Finland, alongside the sole canonized Finnish saint, the missionary Bishop Henrik (+1156).
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 Saint Birgitta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Birgitta’s saintly and charitable life soon made her known far and wide; she gained, too, great religious influence over her husband, with whom (1341–1343) she went on pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
As a child she had already believed herself to have visions; these now became more frequent, and her records of these Revelationes coelestes ("Celestial revelations") which were translated into Latin by Matthias, canon of Linköping, and by her confessor, Peter prior of Alvastra, obtained a great vogue during the Middle Ages.
It was not till 1370 that Pope Urban V confirmed the rule of her order, but meanwhile Birgitta had made herself universally beloved in Rome by her kindness and good works.
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 SWEDEN.SE - Saint Birgitta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Birgitta's spirituality is wholly inscribed in the pattern of belief of the medieval Church, which was essentially the same as the papal Church of today.
Birgitta's idea of Mary as "head and queen" is perhaps reflected by the stipulation that her convent was to be headed by a woman.
Birgitta's liturgical creation is of great poetic beauty, essentially a homage to the Virgin Mary, reflecting different phases of her life, always with reference to her being the Mother of the Son of God.
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 Saint Birgitta - Definition, explanation
The most celebrated saint of Sweden and the northern kingdoms, was the daughter of Birger Persson, governor and lagman (provincial judge) of Uplandia, and one of the richest landowners of the country.
In 1316 she was married to Ulf Gudmarson, lord of Nericia, to whom she bore eight children, one of whom was afterwards honoured as St.
Birgitta’s saintly and charitable life soon made her known far and wide; she gained, too, great religious influence over her husband, with whom (1341–1343) she went on pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/s/sa/saint_birgitta.php   (581 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Europe | DNA tests for Swedish saint
Birgitta, a widow and mother of eight, is highly popular in northern Europe, Germany, Hungary and Poland.
Birgitta's remains were placed in Vadstena a year after she died in Rome, while those of Katarina, Vadstena's first abbess, were added in 1389.
The remains of Saint Ingrid, who founded a nearby convent, were placed there in the early 1500s, but a skull was removed from the shrine during the 17th Century and taken to a Dutch convent.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/2401513.stm   (376 words)

  
 Saint Birgitta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Birgitta Birgersdotter is one of the best-known Swedes of all time - quite apart from being the only canonised saint in Sweden and the patron saint of Europe (patrona Europae).
These chapters are: the Sweden of Birgitta, the upbringing, the wife, manger of the household and mother, the political emissary, the fellow human being, the traveller, the writer and the founder of an abbey.
Birgitta was able to transform her heartfelt relation to God into practical action, and with particularly prophetic talent describe and interpret contemporary events and personalities in a religious perspective.
www.stadsmuseum.stockholm.se /engelsk/brigitta.htm   (419 words)

  
 Saint Birgitta - Encyclopedia, History and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The most celebrated saint of Sweden and the northern kingdoms, was the daughter of Birger Persson, governor and lagman (provincial judge) of Uplandia, and one of the richest landowners of the country.
In 1316 she was married to Ulf Gudmarson, lord of Nericia, to whom she bore eight children, one of whom was afterwards honoured as St.
In 1344, shortly after their return, Ulf died in the Cistercian monastery of Alvastra in Ostrogothia, and Birgitta now devoted herself wholly to religion.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Saint_Birgitta   (379 words)

  
 Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Christianity: People: Saints: B: Saint Birgitta of Sweden
St Birgitta of Sweden's Influence in Finland  · cached · An essay on how Birgitta had effects on Finnish culture during her lifetime and immediately after, when her cult was revived some decades later, and after the Lutheran Reformation.
The Jubilee of Saint Birgitta 2003  · cached · Events being planned in Vadstena, Stockholm, and elsewhere for the 700th anniversary of the birth of St. Birgitta.
Birgitta of Sweden's Revelations  · cached · Photograph and description of a fragment of a manuscript written in Swedish by the saint herself.
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 Birgitta
Birgitta Birgersdotter was born to an aristocratic family related to the kings of Sweden and influential at court.
For the most part, Birgitta failed in her mission: her order was approved in 1370, but not according to the Rule she had written; the papacy did not return to Rome during her lifetime; there was no noticeable improvement in the habits of the leaders to whom she wrote.
Birgitta was convinced that its reform must be begun with the reformation of the lives of the pope, cardinals, and clergy.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Saint Birgitta
Birgitta's childhood, youth and marriage were documented in the biographies accompanying the petition for her canonization around 1390.
Birgitta seems to have decided quite early on that her convent would be established in Vadstena, on the northeast side of Lake Vättern.
In Birgitta's case the petition was successfully prosecuted and her solemn canonization was pronounced on 7th October 1391 in a Papal Bull, Ab origine mundi, From the Beginning of the World.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=6111&longdesc   (8079 words)

  
 Saint Birgitta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Bridget (1303 - 1373), the most celebrated saint of Sweden and the northern kingdoms, was the daughter of Birger Persson, governor and lagman (provincial judge) of Uppland, and one of the richest landowners of the country.
In 1316 she was married to Ulf Gudmarson, lord of Nerike, to whom she bore eight children, one of whom was afterwards honoured as St. Catherine of Sweden.
Birgitta’s saintly and charitable life soon made her known far and wide; she gained, too, great religious influence over her husband, with whom (1341-1343) she went on pilgrimage to St.
www.eurofreehost.com /sa/Saint_Birgitta.html   (277 words)

  
 Saints of July 23
Saint Bede's martyrology reports that he governed Ravenna for 20 years and was killed during Vespasian's reign.
In Saint Paul's, a crucifix of Cavallini is said to have spoken to her.
In 405, after Chrysostom was deposed, they went to Pope Saint Innocent I in Rome, bringing a letter from the clergy of Constantinople on behalf of their bishop who was being persecuted.
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 Sancta Birgitta - Forska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Saint Saviour Order had its own spiritual mission that was realized thanks to two things: first of all, the life and example of Saint Birgitta who herself reached a very high level of evangelical perfection, and secondly, there were worked out some instructions characteristic for the spiritual way of the Birgittine Order.
She is in between Saint Birgitta, with whom she stayed when the order was being formed, and then the nuns, who were the Saint's disciples.
Even Saint Birgitta herself saw the efficiency of such a practice as she called the Rule to be read to the nuns as often as possible: So that you will be able to see yourselves in these books like in a mirror, not to forget anything, let the books be read to you.
www.sanctabirgitta.com /underniva/forska/artikel_visa.asp?ID=488   (505 words)

  
 Freeway - Saint Birgitta- The most famous Swede   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Saint Birgitta is one of three patrons in Europe, next to holy goddess Edith Stein and holy Katarina of Siena.
Saint Birgitta is one of the most famous women from Sweden.
Birgitta took their problems in to consideration in her prayer and after that she wrote down her visions from God.
free1.freeway.org /issue17/Sweden/birgitta.htm   (671 words)

  
 H.M. Konungens tal vid invigningen av Sancta Birgitta Klostermuseum i Vadstena den 1 juni 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Saint Birgitta was born 700 years ago, and already during her lifetime she became well known abroad.
But while our interest in history is growing and the Year of Saint Birgitta is proceeding she becomes a clearly visible and fascinating personality to many Swedes that hear and read about her.
The Year of Saint Birgitta is a historic event focusing on spreading information and knowledge about the impact of her personality and her work.
www.royalcourt.se /aktuellt/tal/5.53abbbfd7ffdfa677fff19695.html   (385 words)

  
 GiGiBeads - St. Bridget of Sweden Chaplet
St Birgitta of Sweden's Influence in Finland - An essay on how Birgitta had effects on Finnish culture during her lifetime and immediately after, when her cult was revived some decades later, and after the Lutheran Reformation.
The Jubilee of Saint Birgitta 2003 - Events being planned in Vadstena, Stockholm, and elsewhere for the 700th anniversary of the birth of St. Birgitta.
Birgitta of Sweden's Revelations - Photograph and description of a fragment of a manuscript written in Swedish by the saint herself.
www.gigibeads.net /prayerbeads/saints/bridgetsweden.html   (1647 words)

  
 Ann M. Roberts, 'Beata Chiara Gambacorta, O.P., of Pisa'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The fourth image attests to the persuasiveness and inspiration of Birgitta's words, which fall from her mouth like roses before a spellbound audience of lay people in the dream of a Swedish princess.[58] Often in her vita and in the canonization documents Birgitta is heralded for having converted a sinner by her words.
Martino di Bartolomeo's Birgitta (Figure 10) [is dressed in exactly the same way], sits in much the same posture, in the same direction, with a book in her lap and her hand upraised as in the Morgan miniature.
Chiara Gambacorta was probably the force behind the commission of another work of art dedicated to Saint Birgitta, an image of her vision of the Nativity at Bethlehem, also in Pisa's Museum and with a firm connection to San Domenico (Figure 15).
www.florin.ms /pisa.html   (2671 words)

  
 The Birgitta jubilee 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A large exhibition about St. Birgitta, her Revelations and her Order will be shown in Vadstena during the jubilee year, and another probably in Stockholm.
In addition to the above-mentioned activities, we foresee the issue of a jubilee stamp and a jubilee medal, the publication of books and brochures, commissions of musical compositions, the organization of study groups and lecture series, as well as religious events of various kinds.
The Society of St. Birgitta (Birgittastiftelsen) took the initiative in preparing for the 2003 jubilee in the autumn of 1997.
www.birgittastiftelsen.se /birgitta2003/english/index2.htm   (367 words)

  
 SWEDEN.SE - Saint Birgitta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Few lives in Swedish medieval history are so amply documented as Birgitta's, or Bridget, as she is known in the English-speaking world.
Birgitta was indeed a mystic: for decades she believed herself to be addressed by or involved in a dialogue with God, Christ, Mary, angels, the dead.
Birgitta herself raises this problem in her Revelations.
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 Saint Joseph Software EBooks Home Page
Written by Saint Teresa of Avila in 1577, it explains what she felt should be the ideal faith journey, comparing the contemplative soul to a castle with seven successive interior courts, or chambers, analogous to the seven heavens.
Saint Louis Marie de Montfort's essay on the fruits and method of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
John Trevisa's 1397 English translation of the mid-13th century explanation of the allusions to natural objects met with in the Scriptures.
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A letter written by Birgitta in her own hand used to be kept in their reliquary, but in WWII the Carthusians fled to Lucca, where the monks were killed, then their treasures were taken to Grenoble, Cistercians from Casamaris Abbey taking over Certosa without the obligation to pray for the founder's soul.
Birgitta, at the end of her life, would follow the examples of Saints Helena, Paula, Eustochium and Egeria, and journey on pilgrimage to the Holy Places, writing of these in her Book.
When Birgitta of Sweden died in 1373, Pope Urban VI immediately sent Bishop Hermit Alfonso of Jaén to the young Catherine of Siena to be her spiritual director, at which point illiterate Catherine began writing her Epistles and her Dialogo.
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 Birgitta Og Birtukveðjum. Birgitta. 4th Of October 2004 - Reykjavík Iceland This.is/birgitta - October
Birgitta of Sweden (1303-1373) and Julian of Norwich (1342-141 1373, the year of Birgitta's death in Rome.
Birgitta, the mother of eight children and Mother Foundress of the.
Birgitta was widowed in 1344 and at that point commenced.
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