October 27, 2010.
Benedict XVI talked about St. Bridget, co-patron of Europe. She was married and had eight children. She and her husband lived with the spirit of the secular Franciscan, dedicating their lives to help the poor. Using the example of this saint, the Pope had some words for mothers and Christian couples. "My thanks to so many women who, day after day, still light up their families through their witness of Christian life. May the Spirit of the Lord inspire, even today, the sanctity of Christian couples to show the world the beauty of marriage lived according to Gospel values,"
said the Pope.
Using the example of this saint, the Pope had some select words for mothers and Christian couples.
The pope recalled that Bridget was proclaimed a saint in 1391, 18 years after her death. And later declared a co-patroness of Europe by Pope John Paul II, nearly 700 years after.
Among the pilgrims were the Bridgetine Sisters, who are celebrating their General Chapter.