Today’s Catholic Mass Readings:
Revelation 4:1-11
Psalm 150
Luke 19:11-28

Today is the Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 1207-1231

This morning the eyes of the world are on two princesses – the newly-engaged future princess Kate of England and the Princess who gave up her aristocratic heritage and riches for her love of Jesus whom she found in serving the sick and the poor.

“Saint Elizabeth, born in 1207, was the daughter of Andrew, King of Hungary.  While still a young girl she was married to Louis, Landgrave of Thuringia, and gave birth to three children.  She devoted herself to prayer and meditation.  After her husband’s death, she embraced a life of poverty, erecting a hospital in which she herself served the sick.  She died in Marburg in 1231.”  (Magnificat, Vol. 12, No. 9)

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