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Nov. 14 Elizabeth of Hungary, renewer of society, died 1231  Born in Hungary, Elizabeth was betrothed to the son of the Landgrave of Thuringia, and at age four was taken to be raised with him at the Wartburg Castle. Ten years later they were married. She was very generous to the poor, and after her husband's death she lived in cruel hardship until her own death at age twenty-four.

Nov. 14 Elizabeth of Hungary, renewer of society, died 1231 Born in Hungary, Elizabeth was betrothed to the son of the Landgrave of Thuringia, and at age four was taken to be raised with him at the Wartburg Castle. Ten years later they were married. She was very generous to the poor, and after her husband's death she lived in cruel hardship until her own death at age twenty-four.

Stained Glass Window DESCRIPTION: This stained glass window depicts St. Elizabeth of Hungary holding a bouquet of flowers.

Stained Glass Window DESCRIPTION: This stained glass window depicts St. Elizabeth of Hungary holding a bouquet of flowers.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary........November 17    Patroness of the Franciscan Third Order and of all Catholic Charities.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary........November 17 Patroness of the Franciscan Third Order and of all Catholic Charities.

St Elizabeth of Hungary Spinning for the Poor, 1895. Treadle wheel but is it period for the subject, not the painting's date?

St Elizabeth of Hungary Spinning for the Poor, 1895. Treadle wheel but is it period for the subject, not the painting's date?

St Elizabeth of Hungary This mosaic of the saint being forced to leave Wartburg Casle with her children is in Wartburg Castle in Germany, where she'd lived and begun a hospital for the poor.

St Elizabeth of Hungary This mosaic of the saint being forced to leave Wartburg Casle with her children is in Wartburg Castle in Germany, where she'd lived and begun a hospital for the poor.

St Elizabeth of Hungary (detail)  1317  Fresco, 215 x 185 cm  Cappella di San Martino, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi.SIMONE MARTINI  Italian painter, Sienese school (b. 1280/85, Siena, d. 1344, Avignon)

St Elizabeth of Hungary (detail) 1317 Fresco, 215 x 185 cm Cappella di San Martino, Lower Church, San Francesco, Assisi.SIMONE MARTINI Italian painter, Sienese school (b. 1280/85, Siena, d. 1344, Avignon)

MINIATURIST, German, Book of Prayers of St Elizabeth of Hungary, c. 1220, Illumination on parchment, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Cividale

MINIATURIST, German, Book of Prayers of St Elizabeth of Hungary, c. 1220, Illumination on parchment, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Cividale