- In Western Europe, the best-known version of a miracle of the roses concerns Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (also called Elisabeth of Thuringia), the daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary, who spent most of her life living with her in-laws in Germany (a ruling family of Thuringia), who kept court at Wartburg Castle.
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St. Elizabeth of Hungary, also known as St. Elizabeth of Thuringia, was born in Hungary on July 7, 1207 to the Hungarian King Andrew II and Gertrude of Merania. As soon as her life began, she had responsibilities from being a royal pressed upon her. While Elizabeth was very young, her father ...
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Elizabeth was born in 1207 to King Andrew II and Queen Gertrude in Pressburg, Hungary. Shortly after her birth, her parents promised Elizabeth in marriage to Louis, son of Hermann I, landgrave of Thüringen, Germany. A landgrave was a powerful German ruler, and Hermann had dominion over much of central Germany. The marriage implied assistance and military cooperation between Hungary and Thüringen. At age 4, Elizabeth, with a large dowry, was sent to live with Hermann and his family at Wartburg Castle in Thüringen. There she would be raised and educated as the future wife of a landgrave. Louis was 11 years old when Elizabeth arrived. His mother was Sophia of Bavaria, and he had four younger siblings. In 1217, Hermann I died, and at age 16 Louis began to rule Thüringen. When he was 21 and Elizabeth was 14, they were married. It was a marriage of mutual devotion and produced three children. Louis was frequently away on business. During those times Elizabeth began giving her life to God...
Throughout her short life Elizabeth was attracted to a life of piety. Once, while attending Mass, the young countess fell prostrate before the crucifix, took off her crown and laid it at the foot of the crucified Christ. Although chastised by others, she believed she couldn’t come before Jesus wearing her regal crown when He wore a crown of thorns. Elizabeth prayed constantly. In fact, while living in the royal household, she had a servant wake her every night so she could pray. Many times, she had that same servant whip her in an act of mortification. According to one account, once, while she was praying, her clothes caught on fire. But she was so engrossed in her communion with the Lord that she wasn’t aware of the flames. A servant put out the fire, and Elizabeth was unhurt. Louis shared his wife’s holiness and compassion for others. Only once, according to legend, did he interfere with her charity. To pacify complaints of the royal court, he forbade her to give away supplies bel...
Ironically, fearing the landgrave’s wrath, the local people would not take her in. Rejected by the very people she had fed and clothed, and because of her uncertain future, Elizabeth sent her children away to live with others. Now, with no husband and no children, Elizabeth immersed herself in an austere existence, even begging door to door, and she committed her life to serving others. Before his death, Louis had appointed a priest, Conrad of Marburg, as Elizabeth’s spiritual adviser and confessor. Conrad was a favorite of Pope Gregory IX because of his success in eliminating heretics from the Church. Conrad’s methods were often eccentric — even brutal — and, in attempting to break the will of Elizabeth, he treated her harshly. The priest eventually drove away all her friends, would not allow her to give alms without his permission, disapproved her request to join a convent and prevented her from begging. Conrad demanded that she live a life of holy perfection, requiring that she o...
St. Elizabeth of Hungary 1207 – 1231 In the year 1207, Queen Gertrude and King Andrew II of Hungary had a daughter. They named her Elizabeth.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary On Nov. 17, the Catholic Church celebrates the life and example of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, a medieval noblewoman who responded to personal tragedy by embracing St....
St. Elizabeth of Hungary July 7, 1207 - November 17, 1231 St. Elizabeth, Queen of Hungary, was only twenty-four when she died. But what a beautiful life she had led!
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St. Elizabeth is traditionally represented as dressed in rich clothes, bearing in her top skirt-which is gathered up at the front to form an apron-a profusion of red roses, while behind her back she holds a loaf of bread; these are the symbols of her life, her inherited position as Queen of
St. Elizabeth of Hungary by Carol Pelster. A play about the lively young wife of Prince Ludwig who is influenced by Franciscan teachings to follow Christ by loving the poor and the lepers. Length: About 35 minutes 8 female, 4 male, plus male or female lepers. Characters: Queen Sophie: Mother of Agnes and Ludwig, Strict, dour Elizabeth.
A Benedictine abbess who was a gifted mystic. She had her first vision in 1152 and was known for ecstasies, prophecies, and diabolical visitations. She became abbess in 1157. Her cult was never formalized, but she is listed as a saint in the Roman Martyrology.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish was founded in 1956 with about 400 families. Founding pastor Father James Ryan concelebrated Mass in the gym at Grant School for a year as the parish church and school were being built.
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary In Western Europe, the best-known version of a miracle of the roses concerns Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (also called Elisabeth of Thuringia), the daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary, who spent most of her life living with her in-laws in Germany (a ruling family of Thuringia), who kept court at Wartburg Castle.