Apologetics 101: St. Bridget of Sweden

As we celebrate her feast day on June 23, let’s learn more about the incredible life of our patroness Saint Bridget of Sweden!

· She was born to a Swedish royal family in 1303.

· Bridget was 10 years old when she had a vision of Jesus being crucified. He spoke to her from the Cross. She asked “who has done this to You, my Lord?” He said, “those who despise My love for them.”

· She was married with eight children, one of whom became a saint - Saint Catherine of Sweden!

· After her husband of 28 years, Ulf, died she sold all her possessions and founded a religious order known today as the Bridgettines.