Sunday, August 18, 2019

Saint Sunniva of Bergen – Saint of the Day – July 8

St. Sunniva of Bergen Biography

Saint Sunniva of Bergen Profile. Born: 10th century in Ireland, Europe. Worked in N/A. Died: N/A in a cave on the island of Selje off the Norwegian coast. Feast Day is celebrated on July 8.
 Saint of the Day

St. Sunniva of Bergen Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 10th century
Country of Birth Ireland of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Not Married
Profession N/A
Place of Work N/A
Date of Death N/A
Place of Death a cave on the island of Selje off the Norwegian coast
Feast Day July 8
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Bergen, Norway
Norwegian west coast


Saint Sunniva of Bergen, Little girl of a tenth-century Irish ruler. To stay away from an orchestrated marriage with an attacking agnostic lord, she, her sibling Alban, and a few female colleagues fled her home to settle in a cavern on the island of Selje off the Norwegian coast. Sometime later, Viking local people chose that the gathering was taking cows, and sent an outfitted band to assault them. When they arrived, they found the cavern fixed by an overwhelming margin; none of the gathering of outcasts were ever observed alive again. A long time later, around 995, after reports of peculiar lights in the zone, King Olaf Tryggvason had the cavern opened; Sunniva’s body was discovered incorrupt, and the lord constructed a congregation there in her respect.

Sunniva’s story was retold and updated throughout the years, frequently joining components of Saint Ursula’s history. Now and then she is a religious woman driving a gathering of devout sisters looking for isolation. As indicated by post-Reformation sources, Sunniva had two sisters, Saint Borni and Saint Marita, and her sibling was St. Alban.

Saint Sunniva of Bergen
Saint Sunniva of Bergen