January 26, 2018 3:57 pm

Perhaps you or someone you know is preparing to receive Confirmation and in need of choosing a saint name. Often we know of saints because of a prayer s/he wrote or their popularity. However, our Catholic faith has so many great saints with interesting stories. Here you’ll find fun facts about saints for young people: St. Bridget of Sweden
Saint Birgitta was the daughter of Uppland’s Lagman, Birger Petersson and his wife, Ingeborg, who was a member of the same clan as the reigning family. Birgitta’s family was pious; her father went to confession every Friday and made long and arduous pilgrimages as far away as the Holy Land. Birgitta’s mother died, leaving Birgitta, ten years old, Katharine, nine and a newborn baby boy, Israel. The children were sent to their maternal aunt for further education and care. It seems that as a … continue reading on the site: http://www.catholic.org/saints/fun_facts_arch.php?saint=264