Wednesday, November 17, 2021
St. Elizabeth was a Hungarian princess who was known for her charity. She married at the age of 14, but became a widow just six years later. She was greatly attracted to the philosophy of St. Francis of Assisi. Her family attempted to seize her dowry, but she regained it. She used the money to build a hospital for the poor. St. Elizabeth died at the age of 24.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary’s feast day is November 17. She is the patron saint of hospitals, nurses, bakers, brides, homeless people, and widows.