Feast of the day

Feast Of The Day

9/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

Blessed Ingrid of Sweden
Widow and Religious
(† 1282)

        Ingrid Elovsdotter was born in Skänninge, Sweden, in the 13th century. Following the death of her husband, she resolved to consecrate the rest of her life to God. She also placed herself under the spiritual direction of Peter of Dacia, a Dominican priest.

        She was the first Dominican nun in Sweden; and in 1281, after making a pilgrimage to Rome, founded the first Dominican cloister, called St. Martin's in Skänninge.

        She passed away in 1282 surrounded by an aura of sanctity.