St. Catherine of Sweden

Catherine Ulfsdotter was born in 1331 in Sweden to Bridget (later St. Bridget). She was the fourth of eight children. When Catherine was only fourteen years old she married Eggard von Kurnen. Because Catherine was deeply devoted to God, she convinced her new husband to join her in a vow of chastity.

Catherine’s mother, Bridget, went to Rome shortly after her husband’s death. Catherine went to visit her mother and decided to extend her…

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