St. Elizabeth of Hungary
If you have little girls, they will love this saint today because she is a genuine princess.And like Snow White and Cinderella, she had a kind heart towards all.She sacrificed so much of her own comforts to serve the poor and sick.She helped lepers, kissing their wounds.She sacrificed her own food.Instead of ending up in a beautiful castle in this life, her short life ended with what seemed like a lot of suffering and want, but we know that now she does live in a great mansion with the Prince of Peace!
A Prayer to St. Elizabeth
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 and through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
From Saints.sqpn.com: St. Elizabeth of Hungary was
Princess, and the daughter of King Andrew of Hungary. Great-aunt of Saint Elizabeth of Portugal. She married Prince Louis of Thuringa at age 13. 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 the death of Louis, 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.
To do and eat: Because of the story of Elizabeth’s bread being turned into roses, it is a custom to have loaves of bread on this day.You can also decorate your home with roses.
If you have never baked bread or it’s been awhile, why not fill your home with that wonderful, freshly baked bread aroma!
Here is an easy-to-succeed recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/simple-whole-wheat-bread/detail.aspx