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Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

Also known as Elizabeth of Thuringia, Elisabeth of Thuringia , Elisabeth of Hungary

Memorial 17 November

Profile Princess, the daughter of King Andrew of Hungary. Great-aunt of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal. She married Prince Louis of Thuringa at age 13. Built a hospital at the foot of the mountain on which her castle stood; tended to the sick herself. Her family and courtiers opposed this, but she insisted she could only follow Christ's teachings, not theirs. Once when she was taking food to the poor and sick, Prince Louis stopped her and looked under her mantle to see what she was carrying; the food had been miraculously changed to roses. Upon Louis' death, Elizabeth sold all that she had, and worked to support her four children. Her gifts of bread to the poor, and of a large gift of grain to a famine stricken Germany, led to her patronage of bakers and related fields.

Born 1207 at Presburg, Hungary

Died 1231 at Marburg of natural causes her relics, including her skull wearing a gold crown she had worn in life, are preserved at the convent of Saint Elizabeth in Vienna, Austria

Name Meaning worshipper of God

Canonized 27 May 1235 by Pope Gregory IX at Perugia, Italy

Patronage bakers, beggars, brides ,charitable societies, charitable workers, charities ,countesses ,death of children, Erfurt, Germany, diocese of exiles, falsely accused people, hoboes, homeless people, hospitals, in-law problems ,Jaro, Philippines, archdiocese of ,lacemakers, lace workers, nursing homes ,nursing services, people in exile, people ridiculed for their piety, Sisters of Mercy, tertiaries, Teutonic Knights, toothache ,tramps ,widows

Representation woman wearing a crown and tending to beggars , woman wearing a crown, carrying a load of roses in her apron or mantle

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