Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saint Saturday: St. Bridget

(Taken from American Catholic )

St. Bridget had visions of Christ crucified from the age of seven. This lead to her acts of charity rather than spiritual favors. She lived her married life in the court of the Swedish king Magnus II. After her husband's death, with whom she had eight children (one of which became St. Catherine of Sweden), she lived a strict life. Bridget tried to influence the king, but though she did not completely reform him, he did give her land to found a monastery for men and women. She died in 1373 and was named co-patroness of Europe in 1999. St. Bridget, pray for us!

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