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Ulfsdotter, Katarina (St. Catherine of Sweden)

Born: 1330 AD
Died: 1381 AD, at 51 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Nuns, Saint


1330 - Born in Sweden. Swedish abbess and saint.

         - She was the daughter of an even more famous woman-Saint Bridget (Birgitta) of Sweden.

1348 - She went to Rome, where her mother had gone after the death of Catherine's father.

1350 - Catherine was married to Egard Lydersson von Kyren, who died shortly after she left for Rome to join Bridget as her constant companion.

1373 - She did not return to Sweden until after Bridget's death.

         - Catherine entered a monastery at Vatzan, where after a life of severe penance.

         - Catherine became superior of the order.

1381 - Died on March 24th.

1484 - She was venerated as a saint by Pope Innocent VIII.


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