Wednesday, January 2, 2008

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

I stopped by to see Esther and was moved to post this story about St. Elizabeth, a dear saint close to my heart.

The same year (1221) Ludwig and Elizabeth were married, the groom being twenty-one years old and the bride fourteen. The marriage was in every regard a happy and exemplary one, and the couple were devotedly attached to each other. Ludwig proved himself worthy of his wife. He gave his protection to her acts of charity, penance, and her vigils, and often held Elizabeth's hands as she knelt praying at night beside his bed. He was also a capable ruler and brave soldier. The Germans call him St. Ludwig, an appellation given to him as one of the best men of his age and the pious husband of St. Elizabeth.

I always think of that story when I ask her intercession. Just such a sweet example of living out the Married vocation in an extraordinary way.

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