Session Title

Multidisciplinary Saint Bridget: In Honor of Syon Abbey’s Six-Hundredth Anniversary

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Hagiography Society; Syon Abbey Society

Organizer Name

Laura Saetveit Miles

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. i Bergen

Presider Name

Catherine Annette Grisé

Presider Affiliation

McMaster Univ.

Paper Title 1

A Siennese in Syon: Reading Catherine of Siena with Saint Bridget

Presenter 1 Name

Jennifer N. Brown

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Marymount Manhattan College

Paper Title 2

Between Women: Uneasy Alliances at Syon Abbey

Presenter 2 Name

Alexandra Verini

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of California-Los Angeles

Paper Title 3

In the Herb Gardens of Oure Ladye: The Great Responsories of Matins in Bridgettine Sisters' Liturgy of Hours

Presenter 3 Name

Hilkka-Liisa Vuori

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Sibelius Academy

Paper Title 4

Saint Bridget's Way: Pilgrimage, Revelations, and the Madonna in Medieval Scandinavia

Presenter 4 Name

Alexandra Fried

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Göteborgs Univ.

Start Date

15-5-2015 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 209

Description

This year, the Syon Abbey Society and the Hagiography Society are teaming up to offer a multidisciplinary panel devoted to Saint Birgitta of Sweden (c. 1303-1373), or Saint Bridget as she was known in England. Bridget became famous during her lifetime for her divine visions, her campaigns to bring the papacy back to Rome, her political activism, and her foundation of the Order of St. Saviour (or the Bridgettine Order as it is often called). The only British Bridgettine house, Syon Abbey, was founded in 1415 and flourished alongside the growing devotional cult surrounding Bridget and her texts in England. Syon Abbey is now recognized as one of the most vibrant literary and cultural monastic centers of late medieval England, and this panel will be one of several events in the US and UK to mark the sexcentenary of its foundation.

This session features papers on the literary, liturgical, musical, and artistic conditions of Bridget’s legacy and Syon Abbey.

Laura Miles

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May 15th, 1:30 PM

Multidisciplinary Saint Bridget: In Honor of Syon Abbey’s Six-Hundredth Anniversary

Bernhard 209

This year, the Syon Abbey Society and the Hagiography Society are teaming up to offer a multidisciplinary panel devoted to Saint Birgitta of Sweden (c. 1303-1373), or Saint Bridget as she was known in England. Bridget became famous during her lifetime for her divine visions, her campaigns to bring the papacy back to Rome, her political activism, and her foundation of the Order of St. Saviour (or the Bridgettine Order as it is often called). The only British Bridgettine house, Syon Abbey, was founded in 1415 and flourished alongside the growing devotional cult surrounding Bridget and her texts in England. Syon Abbey is now recognized as one of the most vibrant literary and cultural monastic centers of late medieval England, and this panel will be one of several events in the US and UK to mark the sexcentenary of its foundation.

This session features papers on the literary, liturgical, musical, and artistic conditions of Bridget’s legacy and Syon Abbey.

Laura Miles