Oil Dedicated to St Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad (Patron for Converts)
St Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad (Patron for Converts) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Maria Elizabeth Hasselblad, also known as St. Elizabeth of Sweden, was born on March 4, 1870, in Fåglavik, Sweden. She is a prominent figure in the Catholic Church and is recognized as the founder of the Order of the Most Holy Savior, commonly known as the Bridgettine Sisters.
Born into a noble and devoutly Catholic family, Maria Elizabeth Hasselblad deeply influenced by her faith from a young age. She dedicated herself to the service of God and sought to live a life of holiness. In 1902, after the death of her father, she converted to Catholicism from Lutheranism.
Inspired by the life and teachings of St. Bridget of Sweden, Maria Elizabeth felt called to revive the ancient Bridgettine Order, which had become dormant after the Protestant Reformation. She believed that the order’s mission of prayer, contemplation, and service to others was still relevant and important in the modern world.
In 1911, Maria Elizabeth founded the Order of the Most Holy Savior in Rome, Italy. The order follows the Rule of St. Bridget and focuses on the practice of prayer and the promotion of Christian unity. The Bridgettine Sisters known for their commitment to the contemplative life. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and their work in education and healthcare.
St. Elizabeth Hasselblad dedicated her life to the service of God and the Church. She tirelessly worked to establish and expand the Bridgettine Order. Establishing new convents and spreading the order’s mission around the world. Her vision of promoting unity among Christians particularly significant in an era marked by religious divisions.