St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Widow–W (III) – St. Pontianus, Pope, Martyr–R (Comm.)
Thursday, November 19
Elizabeth was married at the age of 14, and widowed at 20. After her husband’s death she sent her children away and regained her dowry, using the money to build a hospital where she herself served the sick. She became a symbol of Christian charity after her death at the age of 24 and was quickly canonized.