Catholic Saints

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

  • Short, concise biography of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
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  • Date of Birth and Death
  • Important Dates surrounding the life of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
  • Life History, Story, Biography, Myths and Legends
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Princess

Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

The following provides fast and concise facts and information:

  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary: November 19
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Princess
  • Date of Death: Saint Elizabeth of Hungary died 1231

The Story and History of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

The story and history of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary. Elizabeth was daughter of a king of Hungary, and niece of St. Hedwige.

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.

Feast Day of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
The Feast Day of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary is November 19. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

Prayer to St. Elizabeth of Hungary - Patron Saint of Widows

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