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Offline Nadir

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Re: What does it take to be a good husband, ladies?
« Reply #300 on: December 21, 2018, 04:05:06 AM »
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  • 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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      St Bridget of Sweden
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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.

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    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. 
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     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.

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    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. 
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    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.


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    Re: What does it take to be a good husband, ladies?
    « Reply #301 on: December 21, 2018, 06:11:38 AM »
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  • If it would not be too much trouble, can we please get back to my original post, about being a good husband?

    This back and forth about corporal punishment does absolutely nothing to answer a legitimate question of mine. Frankly, this is a failure to support a newly minted Catholic in trying to understand and put into practice what is supposed to be my role.

    I was genuinely believing I could gain much needed information and thought processes to assist me. Please do not let me down. I am not necessarily looking to you people to be my role models, but am attempting to draw on the variety of experiences to help point me in the right ways and directions.

    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.

    Thank you all again, the back and forth on the corporal punishment while interesting and enlightening, is not what I started this thread for.
    Like I keep saying - People can give all kinds of advice over the internet and yet they do not live by their advice. You  will receive all kinds of military grade chaff here and at the end won't know what your name is. My advice is to get to know a real family that is a good example by the way they actually live, not a cyberspace "ideal" family created by what people say over the internet. There's a lot involved in being a good husband, wife, father, mother, brother, it is learned from observing real people over time. "By their deeds you shall know them". 
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