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Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
Transcript of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
Theology, Period B
25 February 2013 ("Catholic Charities of Corpus Christi, Inc.") Biography Saint Elizabeth of Hungary was born in 1207 in Hungary. She was born into royalty, and her marriage with Ludwig was arranged at a very young age. When she was four, Elizabeth was sent away to prepare for her marriage, which took place ten years later. After marriage, Elizabeth became a very charitable person. She handed out grain to the poor and built a hospital near the castle. When she was 20, Ludwig died. She continued with her charity all the way up to her own death in 1231. Stories One legend says that one night, Elizabeth was carrying a large package when she ran into Ludwig. Ludwig opened the package to see a large bunch of roses; however, it was not flower season. He was fascinated by this and took one of the roses to keep forever. After Ludwig's death, Elizabeth was thrown out of the castle. She spent her life wandering the cold streets, but never gave up her charity. Elizabeth continued to work at all of the hospitals she had built and gave out whatever amount of food she could find. Due to her charitable works, Elizabeth has many hospitals and non-profit organizations named after her today. She represents the good that comes from helping those in need, whether sick, poor, or lonely. St. Elizabeth Hospital Health Science Library ("Affinity Health System") Importance St. Elizabeth of Hungary is an important saintly figure of the Catholic faith because her life teaches of goodness and helping the community. Elizabeth is not only a good example of the faith, but also the ESLRs. Patron Saint "St. Elizabeth is the patron saint of bakers, countesses, death of children, falsely accused, the homeless, nursing services, tertiaries, widows, and young brides" ("Catholic Online"). ("St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church - catholicweb") Canonization St. Elizabeth of Hungary was canonized by Pope Gregory IX in 1235. Feast Day The feast day of St. Elizabeth of Hungary is November 17, which represents the day she died at Marburg in 1231. Admiration The quality I admire most about St. Elizabeth of Hungary is her willingness and devotion to perform service for others. If I were a saint, I would want to be remembered for my good deeds and being an overall good person. ("Medieval Archives") Traditions Traditions surrounding St. Elizabeth of Hungary mainly consist of service to those in need. Quote "As in heaven Your will is punctually performed, so may it be done on earth by all creatures, particularly in me and by me."
-St. Elizabeth of Hungary The End