Elizabeth of Hungary-Princess of Thuringia, Philanthropist-19th November-2016 (Anglican Lectionary)

Elizabeth of Hungary

Princess of Thuringia, Philanthropist, 1231

19 November, White


St. Elizabeth washing a sick man a scene from the main altar of St. Elisabeth Cathedral in Kassa, 15th century


Lord God,
who taught Elizabeth of Hungary
to recognize and reverence Christ in the poor of this world:
by her example
strengthen us to love and serve the afflicted and the needy
and so to honour your Son, the servant king,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Readings: An Australian Lectionary 2016: from Oremus

Revelation 10:8-11;Psalms 144:5-10;Luke 20:27-40

Post Communion

Faithful God,
who called Elizabeth of Hungary to serve you
and gave her joy in walking the path of holiness:
by this eucharist
in which you renew within us the vision of your glory,
strengthen us all to follow the way of perfection
until we come to see you face to face;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Common of Any Saint; Holy Men and Women

 19th November

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

 Widow, Third Order

St Elizabeth of Hungary is a Patron of the Third Order of St Francis; Elizabeth was Canonized May 28, 1235, Perugia, Italy by Pope Gregory IX;

Feast day  November 17; November 19 (General Roman Calendar 1670-1969)

In her short life Elizabeth manifested such great love for the poor and suffering that she has become the patroness of Catholic charities and of the Secular Franciscan Order. The daughter of the King of Hungary, Elizabeth chose a life of penance and asceticism when a life of leisure and luxury could easily have been hers. This choice endeared her in the hearts of the common people throughout Europe. [more]

Source: Efo Australia- St. Elizabeth of Hungary


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