St. Elizabeth of Hungary

St. Elizabeth of Hungary was born in Presburg, Hungary, in 1207. A princess and daughter of Hungary’s King Andrew, Elizabeth married when she was 13 years old. She built a hospital and cared for the sick, despite her family’s opposition. One story goes that as she was bringing food to the hungry, her husband stopped her. He looked to see what she was carrying, but the food had turned into roses. She gave bread to the poor and grain to Germany during a famine. She died in 1231. St. Elizabeth of Hungary is patron saint of bakers, homeless people, hospitals and nursing homes.

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