ROMAN INC - SAINT ELIZABETH - PATRON OF WIDOWS, NURSES AND CAREGIVERS
Patron of Widows, Nurses and Caregivers.
Figurine comes nicely displayed in a clear fronted box with the the Story of the saint on the outside and a prayer card inside.
St Elizabeth of Hungary was the daughter of King Andrew II. She had a beautiful but very short life. At a very young age, she married a nobleman named Louis who became a king. St Elizabeth was very kind to her husband and children, but became a saint due to her care of the poor and of the sick. She would often care for those in need at the palace and at the hospitals. St Elizabeth’s husband became angry when he learned of her efforts to help so many. He believed that a Queen should not be working so hard for the poor and sick people of the land. St Elizabeth often hid the food she took to the poor. During a visit to the poor, with food hidden under her cloak, her husband met her and pulled open her cloak to see if she was taking food to the poor. When he opened her cloak, no food fell out, but beautiful red and white roses. These flowers became bread and meat for the poor. Because of this sign, her husband requested her forgiveness as he knew then she was a saint.
St Elizabeth’s husband, Louis died at a young age and Elizabeth was exiled by political enemies of the husband. As a widow, she continued to care for the poor, built hospitals to care for the ill and dressed in a habit of the Franciscan Tertiary. St Elizabeth gave all she had to those in need in the name of Christ. She died at the young age of 24 on November 17, 1231.
Feast Day: November 17
Prayer to St Elizabeth
Dear Saint Elizabeth, you were always poor in spirit, most generous toward the poor, faithful to your husband, and fully consecrated to your Divine Bridegroom.
Grant your help to widows and widowers, and keep them faithful to their heavenly Lord. Teach them how to cope with their loss and to make use of their time in the service of god.
Material: Stone / Resin Mix
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