Monaticism and religious orders
Saint Bridget of Sweden (ca 1303-1373)
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AbstractS. Birgitta (Bridget) of Sweden (about 1303-1373) lived in a period of flourishing Christian mysticism. Hardly any epoch has produced as many well-known mystics in Western Europe as the 13th and 14th centuries. In Eastern Christendom mysticism also reached one of its highest points in the 14th century. The threads connecting Birgitta with other mystics and devout circles lead not only backwards, but also forwards. The Canonization Acts bear testimony to the fact that Birgitta's personality made a deep impression on many of those who met her. By her life and example, by conversation and counsels she gave others the impulses she had herself received.