Saint Bridget of Sweden (1373)

She was the noble and saintly woman who, in her widowhood, founded a monastery on the shore of Lake Wetten in Sweden. Her Order is known as the Bridgettines. One of her daughters is a saint, Saint Catherine of Sweden, who persuaded the man to whom she was betrothed to join her in a vow of chastity. The year before Saint Bridget died she had constant visions of Our Lord’s life and death and passion. She was even shown the humble cave at Bethlehem where Jesus was born, and she saw, at the moment of the Nativity, Our Lady kneel and adore Him, and exclaim, “O welcome, my Lord and my Child!”

See also: Saint Bridget of Kildare

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