Belated Post for St Elizabeth of Hungary, My Patroness

Belated Post for St Elizabeth of Hungary, My Patroness November 18, 2015

Amy Welborn quotes Benedict XVI:

Dear brothers and sisters, in St Elizabeth we see how faith and friendship with Christ create a sense of justice, of the equality of all, of the rights of others and how they create love, charity. And from this charity is born hope too, the certainty that we are loved by Christ and that the love of Christ awaits us thereby rendering us capable of imitating Christ and of seeing Christ in others.

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Jane the Actuary lists her “five favorite things” about the saint. Includes the fact that St Elizabeth practiced mortification of the flesh–and symbolically overturned worldly hierarchies by being whipped by her servants–so that’s my excuse to link again to Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry’s defense of flagellation.

My old post about the Jean Genet quote that influenced my choice of Elizabeth as patroness.


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