Birgitta of Sweden: Life & Selected  Writings  -     By: Marguerite Harris
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Birgitta of Sweden: Life & Selected Writings

Paulist Press / 1990 / Paperback

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The life and revelations of Saint Birgitta (c. 1303-1373), Sweden's "Joan of Arc," a wife, mother and mystic who influenced both spiritual and political spheres of Europe. Birgitta of Sweden was a major personality and one of the most multifaceted saints fo the latter part of the Middle Ages. She was a cousin of the swedish KingMagnus, married at thirteen, and had eight childre before her husband died. Then she transformed her life complete to become "the bride of Christ" and developed naturally mystical nature and intellect into that of an ascetic and an ambassador of Christ. She was both a contemplative and a woman of action. A controversial figure in her day, she founded a new order, sought to reform the dissolute court of Stockholm, admonished knights, priests and bishos calling them to account for their deeds, and entreated three popes, who established themselves in Avignon, to bring the papacy back to Rome.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Paulist Press
Publication Date: 1990
ISBN: 0809131390
ISBN-13: 9780809131396

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The most in-depth and scholarly panorama of Western spirituality ever attempted

In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic and Native American traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders.

The texts are first-rate, and the introductions are informative and reliable. The books will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every literate religious persons". -- The Christian Century

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