Bridget of Sweden, St

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Bridget of Sweden, St (d. 1373). Founder of the Brigittines. She experienced visions (whose content she dictated to the abbot of a nearby monastery), one of which commanded her to found the Order of the Most Holy Saviour, later known as Brigittines. The Order followed the Augustinian rule, and was organized in parallel communities of women and men. It flourished until the Reformation, but was banished from Sweden in 1595. It was reintroduced to Sweden in 1923. Bridget was canonized in 1391.

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