St. Elizabeth Hungary Sterling Silver Medal
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St. Elizabeth of Hungary was the princess and daughter of King Andrew of Hungary. Great-aunt of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal. Married to Prince Louis of Thuringa at age 13. She built a hospital at the foot of the mountain on which her castle stood; tended to the sick herself. Her family and courtiers opposed this, but she insisted she could only follow Christ's teachings, not theirs. Once when she was taking food to the poor and sick, Prince Louis stopped her and looked under her mantle to see what she was carrying; the food had been miraculously changed to roses. Upon Louis' death, Elizabeth sold all that she had, and worked to support her four children. Her gifts of bread to the poor, and of a large gift of grain to a famine stricken Germany, led to her patronage of bakers and related fields.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Canonized: May 27, 1235
Feast Day: November 17
Patron Saint of: bakers, beggars, brides, charitable societies, charitable, workers, charities