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Vadstena Abbey

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Gotaland, Sweden.

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Sweden’s beloved Saint Bridgette founded this abbey in 1369, helping to design both its interior and exterior. Upon her death, Saint Bridgette’s daughter Saint Catherine succeeded her mother as Vadstena’s abbess and kept alive the town’s ardent faith. The architecture and religious artifacts of the abbey reflect the medieval origins of the building, although there have been several restorations over the centuries. The town of Vadstena is very proud of its medieval history filled with saints and so retains many of its historical buildings.

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Written by  Sarah Clise.

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