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    Birgitta as a Patron Saint

    by Diana75 Written Apr 17, 2006

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    St. Birgitta statue in Vadstena Abbey Church

    Favorite thing: In 1999, John Paul II appointed Saint Birgitta as one of the Patron Saints of Europe.

    She shares this honor with two other saints: Saint Catherine of Siena and Saint Teresia Benedicta of the Cross.

    The news of the proclamation was in a certain way a surprise, as Sweden is a Protestant country since the beginning of the 16th Century and has only around 160,000 Catholics, but this was the deserved recognition of St. Birgitta great work.

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    Mass in the Abbey Church

    by Diana75 Updated Apr 17, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Once there used to be around 60 altars in the church but during the years most of them disappeared.

    The groups of pilgrims accompanied by a priest coming to Vadstena sanctuary can also arrange to hold a mass in the Abbey Church.

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