Let us rejoice about having one more Saint of the Brigittine family to help us along in our sanctification and with our prayers and sacrifices of the sanctification of the world!
The achievements of Saint Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad are close to the miraculous- such as getting back the house where Saint Birgitta lived in Rome into Brigittine hands, to bring the Brigittines back to Sweden after an absence several hundred years and to establish several houses of the now flourishing Roman branch.
As for ecumenism, Saint Maria Elizabeth prayed and sacrificed for the conversion of Sweden and her contacts with Swedish people had this aim, not the modern type of all religions are equally nice approach.
As for saving Jewish lives, it was a noble act, but not unique to her- many Catholic priests and religious risked -or even gave – their lives for this.
NB. This article has also been placed on the “Editorials” page, ,which also has quotations by Saint Maria Elizabeth Hesselblad and a prayer asking for her intercession.
The prayer for her intercession is also listed on the “Devotions” page.