Religion: Homing Brigittines

Some years ago in Rome. King Gustaf V of Sweden and his Queen Victoria paid a visit to an ancient house on the Campo di Fiori near the bank of the Tiber. Good Lutherans as they must be by law, the monarchs of Sweden were interested in the house because there, in 1373, died a great and pious Swedish woman, St. Bridget. In the chapel they viewed relics of the founder of the Brigittine Order. Then Queen Victoria spied a nun in a habit different from those of the barefoot Carmelites who occupied...

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