Saint Bridget of Sweden

Saint Bridget of Sweden: ~1303–1373

July 23

Saint Bridget was born to one of the wealthiest landowners in all of Sweden. In fact, her family was related to the king. Her parents made sure that she was taught religion. By the time she was seven, she was known to have religious dreams, or visions, of Jesus and the Holy Family. For an entire year, she prayed fifteen Our Fathers and fifteen Hail Marys every day, along with other prayers Jesus taught her.

Discuss: Tell about a time when you waited for God to answer a prayer.

The Hail Mary
Multiple Intelligence: Verbal/Linguistic

Review the Hail Mary with the children. For those who are less familiar with the prayer, it may help to have them repeat each line of the prayer after you. Help the children understand that we honor Mary when we pray the Hail Mary.