Vadstena


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Vadstena

(väd`stā'nä), town (1990 pop. 5,527), Östergötland co., S Sweden, on Lake Vättern. The town is a tourist center and a port on the Göta Canal; it has a noted lace-making industry. First mentioned in the early 14th cent., Vadstena is the site of the most important medieval cloisters in Sweden, the Convent of St. Birgitta (Bridget), founded c.1370. The town has many historic buildings, including the original convent and Vadstena castle, built by Gustavus I in 1545.
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One of the revelations, which was realized, was her founding of the Order of the Most Holy Trinity of Bridgettines in 1346 at Vadstena, to reform monastic life.
Ziegler had never visited Norway or Sweden, but instead relied upon information that he obtained in Rome from four Scandinavians, specifically two Norwegian archbishops, a Swedish future schoolmaster at Vadstena, and Johannes Magnus, Olaus's own brother who was writing his own history of the Swedish homeland (Ahlenius 35-36).
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He focuses on certain representatives of elite culture, such as Saint Birgitta of Vadstena, and the historians Snorri Stuluson and Saxo Grammaticus.
Braids attached between pieces of fabric can also be found elsewhere, for example among the surviving textile material from Vadstena Convent, Sweden.
In order to assure her position and acceptance by the people of Sweden, she dedicated an altar chapel at the monastery at Vadstena. Using the media of art, religion, and pilgrimage, she presented herself to the people in a way that continued, even after her royal line ended (she died childless).