November 17 – Saint Elizabeth of Hungary: Patron Saint of Charities, Homelessness, against the Death of Children

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Patron Saint of Charities (Feast Date:  November 17)

Extract from Saint Elizabeth (Wikipedia):(1207-1231) Married at the age of 13, widowed at 21, relinquished her wealth to the poor, built hospitals, and became a symbol of Christian charity in Germany and elsewhere after her death at the age of 25. Elisabeth is perhaps best known for the legend which says that whilst she was taking bread to the poor in secret, her husband asked her what was in the pouch; Elisabeth opened it and the bread turned into roses.”

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Patron Saint of the Homeless (Feast Date: November 17)

Extract from Saint Elizabeth of Hungary: “Princess, the daughter of King Andrew of Hungary. Great-aunt of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal. She married Prince Louis of Thuringa at age 13. Built a hospital at the foot of the mountain on which her castle stood; tended to the sick herself. Her family and courtiers opposed this, but she insisted she could only follow Christ’s teachings, not theirs. Once when she was taking food to the poor and sick, Prince Louis stopped her and looked under her mantle to see what she was carrying; the food had been miraculously changed to roses.”

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Patron Saint against the Death of Children (Feast Date:  November 17)

Extract from Saint Elizabeth (Wikipedia): “Married at the age of 13, widowed at 21, relinquished her wealth to the poor, built hospitals, and became a symbol of Christian charity in Germany and elsewhere after her death at the age of 25. Elisabeth is perhaps best known for the legend which says that whilst she was taking bread to the poor in secret, her husband asked her what was in the pouch; Elisabeth opened it and the bread turned into roses.”

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Elizabeth of Hungary on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Homelessness  in California, U.S.A. (Winter 2009-2010) (Ongoing) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: December 21, 2009 – January 4, 2010.

Starvation of Children in Papua New Guinea (September – October 2009) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: September 28 – October 11, 2009.

Food Shortage,  Malnutrition in Indonesia (Winter, 2008) (Ongoing) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: November 10 – November 23, 2008.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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