Catherine of Sweden
The holy Catherine of Sweden , and Catherine of Vadstena (* 1331 or 1332; † 24. March 1381 in Vadstena ), was abbess of the convent Vadstena and a daughter of St. Bridget of Sweden .
At the age of 13 Katharina married the German nobleman Eggart von Kürnen ; but the two vowed to marry Joseph . When her husband died in 1349, Katharina, who was staying with her mother in Rome at the time, followed him to the monastery, where they lived in the same community for over 20 years.
In 1374 Katharina transferred her mother's relics to Vadstena, where she helped the Vadstena monastery founded by Birgitta to flourish again and became its abbess. On further trips to Rome, she campaigned for the abolition of the schism and the recognition of the Birgittinnen order . They also led the canonization of her mother.
In 1484 Innocent VIII permitted her veneration of Catherine as a saint. Her feast day is March 24th .
- Johannes Madey : Catherine of Sweden. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Volume 3, Bautz, Herzberg 1992, ISBN 3-88309-035-2 , Sp. 1224-1225.
|SURNAME||Catherine of Sweden|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Catherine of Vadstena|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Daughter of Birgittas of Sweden, saint, virgin, abbess of Vadstena|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1331 or 1332|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 24, 1381|
|Place of death||Vadstena|