November 17 – Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

listenSweet Jesus, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary was a princess who married a prince.  Concerned for the poor, she donated to them her portion of the prince’s income and then sold her luxurious possessions to give them more.  After her husband died, she renounced worldly wealth, built a hospice for the weak and sickly, and invited the most wretched to dine with her.  I ask her to intercede for the salvation of all rich persons today, for You said it’s hard for them to enter the kingdom of Heaven.  Replace greedy hearts with the same generous heart You gave to Saint Elizabeth.  Help us all to discover Your true riches.  Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231)

quoteHow could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns? And bears it for me!”

Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus (213-270)
Feast day November 17

quoteThe good man who gets wisdom from God gets also heavenly enjoyment.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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