New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Catherine of Sweden

statue of Saint Catherine of Sweden, date unknown, artist unknown; Kloster Altomünster, Dachau, Bavaria, Germany; photographed on 25 April 2012 by GFreihalter; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(c.13311381) Virgin, died Vadstena (Vatzen), Sweden. She was the fourth child of Saint Bridget and Ulf Gudmarsson, was educated at the convent of Riseberg, and at the age of 13 was married to a German nobleman, Eggart von Kurnen, with whom she lived in continency. She accompanied her mother to Rome, 1349, was with her in her last illness, and in 1374 brought back her body to Vadstena, of which foundation she now became head. From 13751380 she was again in Rome promoting her mother‘s canonization and in 1379 obtained the confirmation of the Brigittine or Salvatorian Order. Emblems: a hind, lily, pilgrim‘s costume, cross, and church in hand. Canonized, 1484. Feast, 22 March.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Catherine of Sweden”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 August 2012. Web. 25 October 2020. <>