Urberg, Michelle

Michelle Urberg is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Music at the University of Chicago.

Grafting the vine: Liturgy, pilgrimage, and the compassion of Mary at Vadstena Abbey (Fall/Winter 2012)

One of Sweden’s vibrant, yet relatively unknown, sacred musical traditions can be traced to the late-fourteenth-century abbey at Vadstena, the Ordo Sancti Salvatoris (more commonly known as the Birgittine Order). Over the past year, I delved into the archives at Uppsala University and trekked to Vadstena Abbey itself to understand how these traditions developed and why they became so important in Sweden’s musical and religious history.