Wednesday, July 17, 2019

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Feast Day – November 17 – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary

St. Elizabeth of Hungary is the Patron Saint of

1. Hospitals
2. Nurses
3. Bakers
4. Brides
5. Countesses
6. Dying children
7. Exiles
8. Homeless people
9. Lace-makers
10. Widows
11. Third Order of Saint Francis

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Married People who became Saints

Today’s Readings – Year B

St. Elizabeth of Hungary brief life History

Date of Birth 7 July 1207
Country of Birth Slovakia in Europe
Profession Served the sick
Place of Work Thuringia, Germany
Date of Death 17 November 1231 (aged 24)
Place of Death Marburg, Landgraviate of Thuringia, Holy Roman Empire (modern-day Hesse, Germany)
Feast Day November 17
Beatification By Not Available
Canonization By Pope Gregory IX on 27 May 1235 in Perugia, Italy
Patron Saint of 1. Hospitals
2. Nurses
3. Bakers
4. Brides
5. Countesses
6. Dying children
7. Exiles
8. Homeless people
9. Lace-makers
10. Widows
11. Third Order of Saint Francis

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Feast Day Short life History

St. Elizabeth of Hungary was daughter of a king of Hungary, and niece of St. Hedwige. She was also known as Saint Elizabeth of Thuringia or Saint Elisabeth of Thuringia

She was betrothed in infancy to Louis, Landgrave of Thuringia, and brought up in his father’s court. Not content with receiving daily numbers of poor in her palace, and relieving all in distress, she built several hospitals, where she served the sick, dressing the most repulsive sores with her own hands.

Once as she was carrying in the folds of her mantle some provisions for the poor, she met her husband returning from the chase. Astonished to see her bending under the weight of her burden, he opened the mantle which she kept pressed against her, and found in it nothing but beautiful red and white roses, although it was not the season for flowers.

Bidding her pursue her way, he took one of the marvellous roses, and kept it all his life. On her husband’s death she was cruelly driven from her palace, and forced to wander through the streets with her little children, a prey to hunger and cold; but she welcomed all her sufferings, and continued to be the mother of the poor, converting many by her holy life. She died in 1231, at the age of twenty-four.

Today’s St. Elizabeth of Hungary Feast Day Quote:

This young and delicate princess made herself the servant and nurse of the poor. Let her example teach us to disregard the opinions of the world and to overcome our natural repugnances, in order to serve Christ in the persons of His poor.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Feast Day
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Feast Day