Blessed Ingrid of Sweden

Saint Ingrid of SwedenAlso known as

  • Ingrid Elofsdotter of Skänninge
  • Ingrid Elovsdotter



Born to the Swedish nobility, Ingrid was well educated, and was known from her youth as a pious girl. Given in an arranged marriage when young, she was widowed soon after. Pilgrim to the Holy Lands, then to the Vatican, then to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Spiritual student of Father Petrus de Dacia, a noted Dominican author and hagiographer. Ingrid became the first Dominican nun in Sweden, founded the first Dominican cloister in Sweden, Saint Martin’s in Skänninge, dedicated on 15 August 1281, and served as its prioress; it was destroyed during the Reformation.




  • popular devotion began almost immediately after her death
  • many miracles reported at her tomb, several investigations were conducted, but proved inconclusive, and her Cause seems to have ended during the Reformation
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Ingrid of Sweden“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 January 2020. Web. 22 September 2021. <>