Friday, September 10, 2004

Bridgettine

Also spelled �Brigittine�, member of �Order of the Most Holy Savior (O.SS.S.)� a religious order of cloistered nuns founded by St. Bridget of Sweden in 1344 and approved by Pope Urban V in 1370. Bridget believed that she was called by Christ to found a strictly disciplined religious order that would contribute to the reform of monastic life. She went to Rome to gain approval of her order and died there in 1373. Her foundation began to grow and contributed greatly

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