Saint bride and her book
Saint Bride and Her Book : Julia Bolton Holloway :Birgitta, the mother of eight children and Mother Foundress of the Brigittine Order, travelled on pilgrimage and into exile: to Trondheim, Compostela, Rome, and Jerusalem. She and her daughter worked with Catherine of Siena defending the Papacy. All three women, Birgitta of Sweden , Catherine of Siena , and Julian of Norwich , wrote books called Revelations, Birgitta's unfolding from until her death in , Catherine's, , Julian's perhaps from Margery Kempe copied them. These women are linked by the Norwich Benedictine, Cardinal Adam Easton who wrote the Defensorium Sanctae Birgitta in Norwich, , defending women's visionary writings, having already written his Defensorium Ecclesiastice Potestatis, , against Dante 's De Monarchia. To retrieve the following essays click on their underlined titles:. Influence on St Birgitta of Sweden:.
Saint Bride and Her Book : Birgitta of Sweden's Revelations
On the basis of an acknowledged sanctity and a theocratic equality, she was able to communicate effectively with emperors and popes, kings and bishops, women and men, children and servants. Her life work was the creation of an apocalyptic, sibylline book in eight volumes, the Revelationes, and though her reputation was to be attacked by Jean Gerson, Chancellor of the University of Paris, it was also very ably defended by Thomas Gascoigne, who was Chancellor of the University of Oxford. All three are authoritative and present compelling narratives. Some doubt has been cast on Thomas Gascoigne's authorship of this particular version of the life. The version given in this book from the Middle English was printed by Pynson in in the same manner as were many other books that had initially been manuscripts at Syon but which the Brothers wanted to have available to the Sisters and the laity.
Bridget of Sweden c. Outside of Sweden, she was also known as the Princess of Nericia  and was the mother of Catherine of Vadstena. Though normally named as Bridget of Sweden , she was not a member of Swedish royalty. The most celebrated saint of Sweden was the daughter of the knight Birger Persson  of the family of Finsta , governor and lawspeaker of Uppland , and one of the richest landowners of the country, and his wife Ingeborg Bengtsdotter, a member of the so-called Lawspeaker branch of the Folkunga family. Through her mother, Ingeborg, Birgitta was related to the Swedish kings of her era. She was born in
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She probably lived from about to about She was an Irish nun and abbess who became one of the patron saints of Ireland and had many Scottish churches dedicated to her. Her feast day is 1 February, or Candlemas. The wider picture in Scotland at the time is set out in our Historical Timeline. Tradition has it that Brigid, as she is normally known in Ireland, was born at Faughart near Dundalk in Ireland. According to early biographies, Brigid's father was Dubhthach, a pagan chieftain of Leinster.
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