science meets history

Is St. Birgitta Actually St. Birgitta?

Legend has it that the skulls of Sweden's 14th century Saint Birgitta and her daughter Katarina have been kept as sacred relics in a shrine at Vadstena Abbey in central Sweden since 1381. But after eight years of research, Swedish scientists in Uppsala have gathered enough evidence to contest this long-held belief.

Click on the link below to listen to Christine Demsteader's report.