Elizabeth of Hungary
Princess of Thuringia, Philanthropist, 1231
19 November, White
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
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
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]
Prayers: Elizabeth of Hungary. 2016. Elizabeth of Hungary. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/worship/texts/festivals/lesser-festivals/elizabeth-of-hungary.aspx. [Accessed 19 November 2016].
Readings: oremus Bible Browser . 2016. oremus Bible Browser . [ONLINE] Available at: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=346552751. [Accessed 19 November 2016].
Life: St. Elizabeth of Hungary. 2016. St. Elizabeth of Hungary. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.efo.org.au/St-Elizabeth-of-Hungary.htm. [Accessed 19 November 2016].
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