Order of the Most Holy Saviour of Saint Bridget (Bridgettine Order)

Ordo Sanctissimi Salvatoris Sanctae Birgittae

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URL: http://www.birgittaskloster.se/

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1370, by St Birgitta of Sweden, being the mediaeval branch of the Brigittine Order. Papal approval granted, 5 Aug 1370, by Pope Urban V. Salvator Rule approved as Constitution of the Order, 1378. First monastery dedicated 1384, Vadstena (Sweden), 11 years after St Birgitta's death, but suppressed 1595 during the Reformation. Refounded 1963, Uden (Netherlands). At its height the order had about 50 Bridgettine convents, each with an associated monastery, in 9 countries (Italy, Prussia, Estonia, England, Germany, Poland, the Scandinavian countries, Finland and the Netherlands). Since 1850 only convents. Also referred to as the Order of Our Most Holy Saviour.


Lead a contemplative life.


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