November 17 – St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Married to King Louis, Elizabeth was happy for several years until the death of the king. They both cared for the poor and it angered their family members, who desired to take advantage of the kingdom’s wealth. Following the death of the king, they attacked Elizabeth and her children, leaving them in a state of dire poverty until her family intervened. They wanted her to remarry, but Elizabeth had decided to dedicate her life to God and service the sick and poor.

In what ways do you apply your talents and what you have in the service of others? Do you fear criticisms, threats and pressures?


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