The Revelations of Saint Birgitta

Detail of the manuscript

Birgitta Birgersdotter (1303-1373) was canonized in Rome in 1391. Even during her lifetime, Saint Birgitta was one of the most interesting personages in Europe. Through her Revelations, she attempted to influence ecclesiastical life in Rome as well as the political decisions made in the courts of Europe.

In most cases, the Revelations were written down by Birgitta’s confessors, but a couple of unique documents have been preserved in which Birgitta wrote down two of her Revelations herself. In the manuscript shown, probably dating from 1361, Birgitta’s Revelation is directed at four rebels, who are exhorted to take up arms against King Magnus Eriksson.

Last updated: 2016-02-09
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