List of Christian monasteries in Sweden

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This is a list, as yet incomplete, of Christian religious houses, both extant and dissolved, in Sweden, for both men and women. Almost all listed so far are Roman Catholic.


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  • Falun Abbey (extant): Bridgettines
  • Fogdö, see Vårfruberga

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  • Vadstena Abbey (extant) (1384–1595; the mother house of the Bridgettine Order; renewed Bridgettine presence from 1935; first abbess appointed 1991): Bridgettines
  • Vårfruberga Abbey, previously known as Fogdö Abbey (12th century - 1527): Benedictine nuns until 1289, thereafter Cistercian nuns
  • Varnhem Abbey (c. 1150 - 1527): Cistercian monks
  • Vreta Abbey (c. 1099/1105 - 1582): Benedictine nuns until 1162, thereafter Cistercian nuns

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l part of Denmark until 1658
  2. ^ a b c d under its Norwegian name, Båhuslen, part of Norway until 1658
  3. ^ founded at Viby[disambiguation needed] near Sigtuna; moved to Julita temp. Knut Eriksson (1167-95)
  4. ^ Mariefred is Swedish for "Peace of Mary", or Pax Mariae in Latin
  5. ^ daughter house of Vreta

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