St. Elizabeth of Hungary was born in the year 1207. The daughter of King Andrew and Queen Gertrude, she was to play a special role in Europe during this time of her short life of 24 years. She was compassionate to all and followed the Corporal Works of Mercy her whole life. From feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, visiting the sick and burying the dead – she was loved by those that needed her help the most.
She was canonized on May 27, 1235, the feast of Pentecost, by Pope Gregory IX. Her feast day is on November 19. She is the patron of hospitals, nurses, bakers, brides, dying children, exiles, homeless people, lacemakers and widows.
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