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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Catherine of Sweden
time of her death St. Catherine was head of the convent of Wadstena, founded by her mother; hence the name, Catherine Vastanensis, by which she is occasionally called.
At the age of seven she was sent to the abbess of the convent of Riseberg to be educated and soon showed, like her mother, a desire for a life of self-mortification and devotion to spiritual things.
In 1372 St. Catherine and her brother, Birger, accompanied their mother on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land; after their return to Rome St. Catherine was with her mother in the latter's last illness and death.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03448a.htm   (494 words)

  St. Catherine of Sweden - Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon
At the time of her death St. Catherine was head of the convent of Wadstena, founded by her mother; hence the name, Catherine Vastanensis, by which she is occasionally called.
In 1372 St. Catherine and her brother, Birger, accompanied their mother on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land; after their return to Rome St. Catherine was with her mother in the latter's last illness and death.
Catherine wrote a devotional work entitled "Consolation of the Soul" (Sielinna Troëst), largely composed of citations from the Scriptures and from early religious books; no copy is known to exist.
www.heiligenlexikon.de /CatholicEncyclopedia/Katharina_von_Schweden.html   (578 words)

  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.
It was about this time that she founded the order of St. Saviour, or the Bridgittines of which the principal house, at Vadstena, was richly endowed by King Magnus II of Sweden and his queen.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/br/Brigit_of_Sweden.html   (318 words)

 St Catherine of Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
St Catherine of Sweden, Catherine Vastanensis or Catherine of Vadstena (circa 1332 - 24 March, 1381) is the patron saint of protection against abortion and miscarriage.
In 1484, Pope Innocent VIII gave permission for Catherine's veneration as a saint and her feast was assigned to 22 March in the Roman martyrology.
St Catherine is generally represented with a hind at her side, which is said to have come to her aid when unchaste youths tried to steal her virginity.
publicliterature.org /en/wikipedia/s/st/st_catherine_of_sweden.html   (213 words)

 St. Catherine of Sweden Roman Catholic Parish - History
St. Catherine of Sweden Roman Catholic Church can trace its beginnings to Catechism classes held in various locations in the Wildwood area under the supervision of the Missionary Confraternity of Christian Doctrine.
The church was placed under the patronage of St. Catherine of Sweden to honor the name of Catherine Lawrence, mother of David L. Lawrence, mayor of Pittsburgh and eventually governor of Pennsylvania.
Despite its growth, St. Catherine's had to close its school in 1972 as a result of declining enrollment, financial problems and a shortage of nuns.
www.stcatherineofsweden.org /AboutUs/history.html   (593 words)

 The Mystics' Internet: Birgitta of Sweden, Catherine of Siena, Julian of Norwich, Margery of Lynn, Chiara of Pisa and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Catherine of Siena at Birgitta of Sweden's death.
Julian's manuscripts, like those of Catherine of Siena, are copied out again and again in the context of Syon Abbey, the Abbey deliberately founded in England in accordance with St Birgitta's Rule by Henry V, in response to her desire for peace between England and the rest of the world.
Catherine of Siena, being sent to her when she was in Pisa where she received the stigmata in the church of Santa Cristina.
www.umilta.net /mystics.html   (2568 words)

 St. Catherine Church Inanam
St, Catherine's letters, and a treatise called "a dialogue" are considered among the most brilliant writings in the history of the Catholic Church.
Catherine of Bologna, Virgin (Patroness of Artists) Feast - March 9th Born in 1413, Catherine de Vigri was the daughter of a diplomatic agent of the Marquis of Ferrara.
Catherine's husband died after she had been in Rome a short time, and for the next twenty-five years the two women used that city as a base for pilgrimages to a variety of places, including Jerusalem.
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 Lives of the Saints, March 22, Saint Catherine of Sweden
Saint Catherine was the daughter of Saint Bridget of Sweden and of Ulpho, Prince of Nericia, a region of the same land.
The love of God seemed to hasten in her the use of her reason, and at seven years of age she was placed in the convent of Risburgh, to be educated in piety under the care of the holy abbess of that house.
After the death of her father, Saint Catherine, out of devotion to the Passion of Christ and to the relics of the martyrs, obtained her spouse’s permission to join her mother in her well-known pilgrimages and practices of devotion and penance in Rome.
magnificat.ca /cal/engl/03-22.htm   (404 words)

 St. Catherine, Pray for Me
Catherine de Ricci (1522-1589) is best known for her "Ecstasy of the Passion," experienced every Thursday from noon until Friday at 4:00 p.m.
Catherine of Sweden is overshadowed by her famous mother, St. Bridget of Sweden, whose work she continued.
Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510) from age 26 until death was in varying degrees of another state of consciousness in which she received revelations.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/catholic_christianity/15656/2   (530 words)

 Santa Brigida a Campo de'Fiori - Churches of Rome Wiki - A Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Opposite this altar is the Altar of St Catherine of Sweden.
It originally depicted St Bridget and St Teresa of Avila, but when the church was given to the Bridgittine Sisters in 1930, the figure of St Teresa was altered to represent St Catherine.
They are not in their original positions.Two of them, one by the entrance to the Chapel of St Richard and one by the sacristy door, must have been in Bridget's room, and the third was probably placed on the façade until the new church was built in the 16th century.
romanchurches.wikia.com /wiki/Santa_Brigida_a_Campo_de'Fiori   (1122 words)

 Saints and Their Symbols II quiz -- free game
This apostle was a fisherman and one of the sons of Zebedee (along with St. John the Evangelist).
St. Catherine of Alexandria/ St. Catherine of Siena
St. Catherine of Sweden/ St. Catherine of Bologna
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 Bl. Elizabeth Hesselblad
In this second career, spent in Rome, she worked with St. Catherine of Siena to bring the popes back from France to the Eternal City, meanwhile establishing the Order of the Most Holy Saviour, a double monastic foundation in which both the male and the female Brigittine members were ruled by the mother superior.
Pope St. Pius X encouraged her, and on the feast of the Sacred Heart in 1906 he permitted her to be clothed in the picturesque habit of the Order of the Most Holy Saviour, and to take Brigittine vows.
Delighted in 1945 by the foundation in Rome of the ecumenical "Unitas Association", she invited it to use her mother house, St. Bridget's ancient headquarters, as its center; and she was happy to collaborate with its founder, the French theologian, Fr.
www.stthomasirondequoit.com /SaintsAlive/id327.htm   (1295 words)

 St. Catherine of Vadstena
At the death of Bridget, Catherine returned to Sweden with her mother's body, which was buried at her great monastery of Vadstena.
Catherine took on the mammoth task of forming the community in the rule her mother had written and directing the Order of the Holy Savior, or Bridgettines, as they were called.
While in Italy, she formed a close friendship with St. Catherine of Siena and almost accompanied her on a trip to the court of Joanna of Naples, a notoriously immoral queen.
www.ewtn.com /library/MARY/VADSTENA.htm   (472 words)

 Church strives to meet growing needs - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
When St. Catherine of Sweden Catholic Church was built in the 1950s, the 400-seat sanctuary seemed spacious.
With membership at St. Catherine, on West Hardies Road, now at 5,000, Pavesi again is leading the push for a new church building.
Once St. Catherine has the money to fund the project, the proposal will go to a council of pastors from throughout the diocese for review.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/pittsburghtrib/s_87091.html   (573 words)

 St. Bridget of Sweden
In 1316, at the age of thirteen, she was united in marriage to Ulf Gudmarsson, who was then eighteen.
She acquired great influence over her noble and pious husband, and the happy marriage was blessed with eight children, among them St. Catherine of Sweden.
To obtain confirmation for her institute, and at the same time to seek a larger sphere of activity for her mission, which was the moral uplifting of the period, she journeyed to Rome in 1349, and remained there until her death, except while absent on pilgrimages, among them one to the Holy Land in 1373.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/b/bridget_of_sweden,saint.html   (544 words)

 Saint Catherine of Sienna
A.D. CATHERINE was born at Sienna, in 1347.
Her father, James Benincasa, by trade a dyer, was a virtuous man;and though blessed with temporal prosperity, always chiefly solicitous to leave to his children a solid inheritance of virtue, by his example, and by deeply instilling into them lessons of piety.
He assisted at her death, and wrote her life at the request of several princes having been witness of her great miracles and virtues, and having experienced often in himself her spirit of prophecy, her knowledge of the consciences sciences of others, and her extraordinary light in spiritual things.
treasuresofgrace.com /catholic/s1.htm   (3219 words)

 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : July 23, 2005 : Bridget
Patron saint of Sweden, Bridget married a young prince and lived happily with him for 28 years, bearing him eight children.
It was also the feast of St. Liborius, the son of an important family in Gaul, who became Bishop of Le Mans and played a leading part in spreading Christianity in Gaul at the end of the fourth century.
Bridget was born in Sweden of noble and pious parents, and led a most holy life.
www.catholicculture.org /lit/calendar/day.cfm?date=2005-07-23   (1036 words)

 Fouteenth century history of the Church, saints and heresies
His energy was largely stimulated by the stirring words of St.
Catherine of Siena, to whom in particular the transference of the papal see back to Italy was almost entirely due.
Catherine of Siena, a Dominican, was with the Roman pope while St.
biblia.com /history/fourteen.htm   (836 words)

 Patron Saints Quiz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Patron Saints of surgeons are St. Cosmas and Damian.
Actresses could turn to St. Pelagia, who is known as the "Beardless Hermit." She was a dancer and while attending a sermon by the Bishop Nonnus of Edessa who spoke of a dancer who worked to make her dance perfect but did not do anything for God.
Catherine of Siena is one of the Patrons of Italy but not of bridge builders.
www.monksofadoration.org /patrons.html   (7827 words)

 St. Birgitta of Sweden Criticism and Essays
The patron saint of Sweden, Birgitta was an influential figure in the religious and political life of fourteenth-century Europe.
Birgitta was born in Sweden in about 1303, the daughter of Birger Person, then governor of the Uppland region.
Her remains were transported to Sweden and buried at the site of the future monastery at Vadstena.
www.enotes.com /classical-medieval-criticism/st-birgitta-sweden   (1378 words)

 St. Catherine of Sweden - Catholic Online
Catherine, who was born about 1330, was a married woman who, with her husband, took a vow of continence.
Catherine's husband died after she had been in Rome a short time, and for the next twenty-five years the two women used that city as a base for pilgrimages to a variety of places, including Jerusalem.
Catherine became superior of the order and died on March 24, 1381, mourned like her mother by the whole of Sweden.
www.catholic.org /saints/saint.php?saint_id=590   (575 words)

 Saints - Catherine of Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In spite of her deep love for her husband, Catherine accompanied her mother to Rome, where St.
Bridget's wish, Catherine brought back her mother's body to Sweden for burial at Wadstena, of which foundation she now became the head.
Catherine of Siena, a steadfast adherent of the part of the Roman Pope, Urban VI, in whose favour she testified before a judicial commission.
www.scborromeo.org /saints/cathswed.htm   (524 words)

 Catherine of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Saint Catherine of Sweden, Catherine Vastanensis or Catherine of Vadstena (circa 1332 – 24 March 1381) is the patron saint of protection against abortion and miscarriage.
Her father was Ulf Gudmarsson, Lord of Ulvåsa, and her mother was the better known Saint Birgitta (in their lifetime known as Birgitta Birgersdotter of Finsta).
At the age of about 13 she married lord Eggert van Kyren, a young half-Swedish, half-Westphalian nobleman, with whom she took a vow of chastity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/St_Catherine_of_Sweden   (256 words)

 The Ecole Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Bridget of Sweden's eight children, St. Catherine (c.
Some say he died before she left Sweden; some say he died while she was in Rome.
1373), Catherine returned her body to Vadstena and began to work for the approval of the Briggitine rule, as well as for the canonization of her mother.
www2.evansville.edu /ecoleweb/glossary/cathsweden.html   (152 words)

 Related Texts & Sources
Bridget of Sweden was born in 1303 and died on July 23rd, 1373.
Her father, Birger, was the royal prince of Sweden and her mother, Ingeborg, was a very pious woman.
After her children were born, St. Bridget and her husband made a vow of chastity (see chaste marriage).
www.holycross.edu /departments/visarts/projects/kempe/related/stbridg.htm   (812 words)

 Your Labor of Love - Catholic perspective on motherhood - spiritual companion for pregnant expectant mothers
Frances of Rome is famous for not letting anything, even her prayers, cause her to neglect her domestic duties; we are told that one day she was interrupted at prayer fives times by household concerns, and each time she attended to the household problem without complaining, and then returned to her prayer.
Bridget of Sweden brought up her eight children so piously that one of her daughters, St. Catherine of Sweden (also known as Karin of Sweden), was canonized as well.
St Anthony - the Wonder Worker - His life was filled with proofs that God was with him.
www.tanbooks.com /doct/labor_of_love.htm   (3836 words)

 St. Bridget of Sweden — July 23 - Plinio Correa de Oliveira commentary on the Saint of the Day @ TraditionInAction.org
Bridget (1303-1373) was a noble of royal blood from Sweden.
She was the mother of eight children, including St. Catherine of Sweden.
Let us ask St. Bridget, who suffered this trial at the end of her life, to prepare us to accept such tests without revolt, protest or complaint.
www.traditioninaction.org /SOD/j187sd_BridgetSweden_7-23.shtml   (938 words)

 St   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In late 1943, a room in an old public school was rented to use for catechetical instruction and celebrating Mass.
As the century progressed, the population of the area continued to grow.
Despite part of the parish territory being transferred to the new parish of St. Richard in 1992, the congregation had outgrown its church by the end of the century.
www.diopitt.org /archives/St._Catherine_of_Sweden_Wildwood_Photos_Page.htm   (261 words)

 July 23 Saint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
They had eight children, of whom one was St. Catherine of Sweden.
All St. Bridget's revelations on the sufferings of Jesus were published after her death.
Bridget of Sweden had a deep appreciation for Jesus' suffering and death on the cross.
www.tntt.org /vni/tlieu/saints/St0723.htm   (309 words)

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