Blessed Elizabeth of Mantua

Blessed Elizabeth of MantuaAlso known as

  • Elizabeth Batholomea Picenardi
  • Elisabeth Picenardi of Mantua



Born wealthy. Received some formal education, instruction in meditation by her mother, and was taught Latin by her father so she could read the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Her mother died when Elizabeth was young, and she and a sister joined the third order of the Servites. Elizabeth was noted for her holiness, humility and gentleness, and she attracted many other young women to the Servites, many of whom formed a community under Elizabeth’s direction.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Elizabeth of Mantua“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 October 2018. Web. 9 March 2021. <>