|Saint Bridget of Sweden
Saint Bridget is the most revered saint of Sweden. She was born in approximately 1303 and died on July 23, 1373.
Saint Bridget’s father, Birger Persson, was the governor of Uppland and Ingeborg Bengtsdotter. He was a wealthy landowner in Sweden and very pious. Birger Persson made sure his daughter, Bridget, was carefully taught the Christian faith. From the time Saint Bridget was seven years old, she displayed unusual religious illuminations and understanding.
Saint Bridget Married
Saint Bridget was married to eighteen years old, Ulf Gudmarsson in 1316, when she was only thirteen years old. They were happily married and became the parents of eight children. One of their children eventually became St. Catherine of Sweden.