Thursday, November 19, 2009

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

You have to love a woman who was continually getting in trouble for dressing too simply, selling what she had to feed the hungry, and nursing people in hospitals and hospices - to the point of getting kicked out of the castle with a newborn child and moving into a pigsty for a while once her husband died and could not shield her from the wrath of the wealthy.  It is amazing the number of things she accomplished in a very short life.  She is inspiring. Perhaps her example will move us all to do more.

Almighty God, by whose grace your servant Elizabeth of Hungary Recognized and honored Jesus in the poor of this world: Grant that we, following her example, may with love and gladness serve those in any need or trouble, in the name and for the sake of through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
(Lesser Feasts and Fasts)

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