St. Elizabeth of Hungary

St. Elizabeth of Hungary was born a princess and married another noble when she was a teenager. Shortly after, she became serious about her faith and began to give her wealth to the poor. But after her husband died on his way to war, Elizabeth took it to a new level, taking vows similar to that of a nun. She used her wealth to build a hospital for the poor.

Lifetime: 1207 to 1231
Region: Hungary and Germany
Patronages: Bakers; Nurses; Widows
Iconograpy: Bread; Roses; Crown
Feast Day: November 17

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