Thursday, November 17, 2016

St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Patroness of 3rd Order Franciscans


FRANCISCAN OF THE DAY: St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew king of Hungary, was born in the year 1207. As a young girl she was given in marriage to Louis the Landgrave of Thuringia and bore him three children. She was assiduous in meditating on the things of Heaven, and after her husband’s death she embraced a life of poverty. She erected a hospital in which she served the sick. Her death occurred in Marburg in the year 1231.