St. Sunniva of Bergen Biography
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|
|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.