St. Elizabeth of Hungary and the Secular Franciscans

Today is the memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary.  Born a princess of Hungary in 1207, she was married at age 14 to Louis IV and bore three children before her husband’s death. As a widow, she embraced voluntary poverty and built a hospital in which she tended to the poor. She died in 1231 at the age of 24 years. She is a patroness of the Secular Franciscan Order.

So congratulations secular Franciscans! Especially to my friend Mike…

A diaconal blessing on all of you.

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Moderator: Deacon Bob Yerhot of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota.
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