On July 23, we celebrate the Feast of Holy Birgitta

Holy BridgetWe think of her life. We see that she lived her life like other people.
By being human, she enriched her family and society with her charity. She taught her children to care for the sick.

In today's society, we need people who can be present. It can be a mother who gives food to her children and who is not as concerned with mobile or television. It is nice to see a 6 year old child helping her blind father and her little siblings. We see in everyday life how many good actions in different ways can enrich our society and ourselves.

Holy Mother Birgitta, help us so that we can help others with what we can and give our time to those who need it.

Holy Mother Birgitta, pray for us!
Holy Olav, pray for us!


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The Convent Church Flowers
Sisters at work Sheeps

 The Bridgettine Convent is open for all that want to stay in our guesthouse.


Here I am to do your will

In the month of August, I would like to share with you the vocation of Our Lord, and that we voluntarily accept His request.

Then we follow Christ, and all who follow Christ are given life and find purpose and meaning in life. Finally, I can say:
"Here I am to do your will, God." That is, I love the Lord my God with all my heart and all my soul, with all my strength; and likewise I love my neighbor as myself.

I dedicate my life to Christ and our neighbor. This will be my way through life.

When I think of my vocation, I think of when I was young, at the moment when God called me and I answered: "Yes!" to God.

Often we think of vocations as something individual, but it is not. We go the same way together. We are saved together and we become saints together.

A priest and a sister who has dedicated their soul to God, looks with the eyes and heart of Jesus to others because our lives are mirrors of Christ's life.

We humans also make mistakes in our lives.
As Mother Elisabeth said, "Trial is the way to salvation".


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The sisters participated in this year's Olsok celebration in memory of the Norwegian patron saint, Saint Olav.

The photos are taken of the procession before mass at Stiklestad, mass in the old church at Åre (Sweden) and procession after pontifical mass in the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim.

The Bridgettine Convent is open for all that want to stay in our guesthouse.

Who are the society Friends of the Bridgettine Sisters?

ϖ    This is a group of people that want to support the Bridgettine Sisters in their work in Trøndelag.
ϖ    An important task is to pray for the sisters and their work.
ϖ    We pray for the new convent at Tiller.

How can the friendship society contribute?

ϖ    The sisters define their needs, and the society tries to fulfill this in the best way.
ϖ    The sisters may need practical assistance.
ϖ    Financial support to the sisters, from those this is possible

Do you like to join us?
ϖ    Contact:
Håvard Gautneb  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Annual fee NOK 200 for individual members and NOK 300 for family members is paid with VIPPS no. 766721


Planned activities

The planned activities for 2023 are:

  • Thursday 5 October at 18.00, celebration of St. Bridget's feast.
  • Saturday 18 November at 12.00 – 16.00 Christmas market organized by the monastery, with help from the friendship society.
  • Thursday 7 December at 18.00 Christmas party.

Separate invitations for these events will be sent out in due course.

Christmas Market

Popular homemade products on the Christmas Market.




We live in God's grace

Mother Elisabeth has taught us to live in God's grace.
She said, "Never let the sacred flame go down in your heart."
By practicing the sacred virtues you will make it burn more and more clearly, and you will make it work with the grace of God in you.

The virtues are of great help in making us well as human beings, so that we can give the best of ourselves.

When I think of the divine virtues, I think of faith, hope, and love.

I think we nurture the virtues at the moments when we need it most in our lives.
I could describe some examples, but I let you find the flame that glows in your life, yourself.


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 The Bridgettine Convent is open for all that want to stay in our guesthouse.

Holy Bridget

Saint Bridget

Birgitta was born in 1303 and grew up on the farm Finsta. In the area there is an elevation in the terrain, with large, old trees and mighty boulders. Tradition has it that here, in a cave-like place, young Bridget had a place of prayer. Today we can visit this place and Skederid, a church that was built towards the end of the 13th century on the initiative of Birgitta's father.

Bridget's father, Birger Persson, belonged to the distinguished and closed nobility of Lawspeakers in Sweden. He was a lawspeaker in Uppsala, which was widely recognized as the most important court in the country.

Birger and Ingeborg had seven children. It was a rich family and well known. Birgitta (Bridget) had a good upbringing: she could read, write, and do homework. She was good at gardening, because the family had many farms.

Birgitta later married Ulf Gudmarsson. She was then 13 years old. Birgitta was a faithful wife and mother. They had 8 children: Märta, Karl, Birger, Katarina, Bengt, Gudmar, Ingeborg and Cecilia.

Birgitta works on behalf of the royal couple in Sweden, for the poor and those who need help in society.

Birgitta was a pilgrim. She went with Ulf to Trondheim in 1339 to honor Saint Olav, and later to Spain to Saint James of Campostela.
From 1349-1373 Birgitta lived in Italy, mainly in Rome.

What was important to her were the revelations she had received during her time in Alvastra, and as the scriptures tell us in Prosessvita:

Our Lord Jesus Christ once spoke to Bridget and said: Go to Rome! There the streets are sprinkled with gold, and they are colored red by the blood of the saints. There is a shortcut to heaven, for the indulgence which the Holy Popes have won by their prayers. You will stay in Rome until you see the pope and emperor together there. And you shall preach my word to them!

Bridget lived in a house she got from Francesca Papazurri. Now it is Mother's House on Piazza Farnese in Rome.

On 7 October 1391, Bridget was canonized as a saint. On 1 October 1999, Saint Bridget was proclaimed as patron saint of Europe by Pope John Paul II.

 Welcome to lectures / Spiritual nourishment

First Saturday of the month

16:00 Lecture
16:45 Vespers (evening prayer)
17:00 Eucharistic adoration with the possibility of confession
18:00 Evening meal with the possibility of questions and answers

BIRGITTAKLOSTERET Ingeborg Ofstads vei 1 7091 Tiller Tel. 72 89 40 00


P. Joël Regnard, OCSO, Bishop Erik Varden OCSO,
Sr. Anne Elizabeth Sweet OCSO and P. Dominic T.V. Nguyen.

See detailed program (in Norwegian).

Retreat at The Bridgettine Convent 2023 

Invitation to retreat

The Bridgettine sisters in cooperation with Retreat i Nidaros invite you to retreat:
9.-12. February 2023 at The Bridgettine Convent at Tiller near Trondheim.
See invitation (in Norwegian).

All are cordially welcome!

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Bridgettine Sisters

Bridgettine Sisters



The Bridgettine Convent is open for visitors to stay in the guest house.


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Vi ber med Birgittas ord:


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