St. Catherine of Sweden

St. Catherine of Sweden (also called Catherine of Vadstena) was the daughter of St. Bridget of Sweden. Her mother worked to establish a new order called the Order of the Holy Savior, or Bridgettines. Catherine worked by her side until Bridget's death. Catherine then went on to continue establish the Bridgettines, even travelling to Rome to advocate for her mother's canonization and for Pope Urban VI to ratify the order. While in Rome she became great friends with St. Catherine of Sienna. Catherine of Sweden worked to provide for the physical needs and education of the poor. St. Catherine's feast day is celebrated on March 24th.