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Swedish Saint: "If the Pope in Rome and All the Priests Should Leave the Church…"

A brilliant 30-minute film (below) about Saint Elisabeth Hesselblad (+1957), the first Swedish saint since the late Middle Ages, has been produced by EWTN Norge. The narrator is Clemens Cavellin, a …More
A brilliant 30-minute film (below) about Saint Elisabeth Hesselblad (+1957), the first Swedish saint since the late Middle Ages, has been produced by EWTN Norge. The narrator is Clemens Cavellin, a Catholic academic.
Elizabeth, a Lutheran, emigrated to the USA in 1888. She started working from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., suffered from a stomach illness with internal bleeding, led a lonely and sad life and ended up in hospital.
In the hospital she received poor treatment, felt forgotten and finally turned to God: "If You make me well enough, I will dedicate my life to Your poor and never let anyone You send me to care for be left like this".
Elizabeth recovered, learned to be a nurse, and began to attend different churches and even synagogues in search of answers to her religious questions.
Most of the Catholics she met were poor labourers. As a nurse, she once treated a Dominican nun in a convent. There she read about the Real Presence in the Eucharist.
She was employed as a nurse by a wealthy …More
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"If it is Your will that I should take this step and enter the Catholic Church, I ask You to give me such a strong faith that if the Pope in Rome and all the priests should leave the Church, I would still stand firm"
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The above crap is not Catholic.
rhemes1582
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Who is your favorite saint?
SonoftheChurch
@Novena - Oremus All of the Saints are wonderful but if I were to have a list of so-called “favorites” among those who have been Raised to the Altars this would be my Top 10:
1. Pope Saint Gregory the Great
2. Pope Saint Pius V
3. Saint Teresa of Ávila
4. Pope Saint Leo the Great
5. Saint Boniface
6. Saint Bridget of Sweden
7. Saint Benedict
8. Saint John Vianney
9. Pope Saint Pius X
10. Saint …More
@Novena - Oremus All of the Saints are wonderful but if I were to have a list of so-called “favorites” among those who have been Raised to the Altars this would be my Top 10:
1. Pope Saint Gregory the Great
2. Pope Saint Pius V
3. Saint Teresa of Ávila
4. Pope Saint Leo the Great
5. Saint Boniface
6. Saint Bridget of Sweden
7. Saint Benedict
8. Saint John Vianney
9. Pope Saint Pius X
10. Saint Katharine Drexel
sarto2010
Any Saint canonised before Paul VI.
Lisi Sterndorfer
@Father Jonn Miller There is a genuine sense who is a Saint. Augustine was never canonized.
Marysrose
We need to know about the saints, so we can be encouraged and inspired by their lives.