Again, someone mentioned (I do not recall who) a St. Bridget to look into. Can I get a more precise name please so that I can find this? It would be appreciated.
Here is a little resume of her life:
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Born in 1303, Bridget’s father was governor, judge, landholder, renowned for deep piety like her mother who, while with child, was saved from shipwreck. From her 7th year Bridget showed extraordinary religious gifts and illumination. At 10, she heard a sermon on Our Lord’s sufferings, after which she saw Jesus on the Cross, covered with Blood, Who spoke to her of His sufferings. The thought of them touched her so keenly, that she could never recall them without weeping..When Bridget was 12 her mother died; at 13, she married Prince Ulpho Gudmarsson. The happy marriage was blessed with 8 children, among them St Catherine of Sweden. By her noble example and earnest words she moved her husband to godly works. She took the most motherly care in raising her children. She opened a hospital, tenderly nursing the sick poor. Bridget’s saintly life and great charity made her name known far and wide. She was acquainted with several learned and pious theologians. She was later at the court of King Magnus Eriksson, over whom she gradually acquired great influence.
During 1341-3, Ulpho and Bridget made a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella to the grave of the Apostle James. On the return journey Ulpho fell grievously ill; St Denys appeared Bridget, to prophesy, among other things, that Ulpho would be healed. . Ulpho became a Cistercian monk, and predeceased Bridget who, having heard Christ’s voice in a dream, took upon herself a harder life. God made known to her many hidden things. In her widowhood Bridget devoted herself entirely to practices of religion and asceticism. The visions she had from her childhood became more frequent and definite. She wrote down The Revelations of St Birgitta, which were in great repute during the Middle Ages, and The Fifteen Prayers revealed by Our Lord to St Bridget of Sweden. Bridget founded the Order of St Saviour, or the Brigittines, whose chief monastery is at Vadstena. The Rule she had received from the Lord himself.
At God’s command she went to Rome in 1349, urging Pope Urban to remove the Holy See from Avignon back to Rome. She accomplished the greatest good in Rome, however, by her pious and charitable life, and her earnest admonitions to others to adopt a better life. She made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1373, where she caught a fever, of which she suffered for a year, then, having foretold the day of her death, she departed to heaven on 23 July, 1373. The year after, her body was conveyed to the monastery at Vadstena.