CATHARINE of SWEDEN (Saint) Virgin (March 22) (14th century) The daughter of Ulpho, Prince of Nericia, and of his wife, Saint Bridget of Sweden, Catharine, betrothed to Egard, a young nobleman, persuaded him to join with her in making a vow of chastity. She accompanied her mother on many pilgrimages, and like her, everywhere showed herself zealous for God’s glory and for the salvation of souls. After her mother’s death in Rome she returned to Sweden, and died in fame of great sanctity, Abbess of Wadstena, A.D. 1381. Thirty years after her death, Ulpho, a Bridgettine Friar, wrote her life. Some ascetical works of her own are extant.