Thursday, November 17, 2016

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

St. Elizabeth of Hungary (1207 - 1231) was a princess from Hungary. She was married at a young age to a German prince. Although she had everything, she led a life of prayer, sacrifice and service to the poor and sick, giving them money and building hospitals. When her husband died, his family threw St. Elizabeth out of the palace because of jealousy. However she was later returned her royal rights but she continued to live a life dedicated to God and helping the poor. She is the patron saint of bakers. Her feast day is on 17 November.

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