St. Elizabeth of Hungary, the Princess Who Served the Poor

Today is the feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, the medieval princess whose greatness lay not in her powerful royal position, but in her love for all men, especially the poor people her fellow nobles most despised. Elizabeth of Hungary has always been one of my favorite saints. 

When I was a child, I believe it was her status as a princess that charmed me, but as I grew older and realized how hard it is to be always kind and forgiving—not to mention how very, very few royals in history are even moderately decent people—it was her holiness that inspired me. Vibrant, joyous, pious, passionate, humble, loving, generous, Elizabeth’s character leaps out of the history books, as alive as she was in the 13th century. Through wealth and then poverty, through marriage and then a life of penance, from Hungary to Germany, through prosperity and sorrow, Elizabeth always put God and family at the center of her life.

As a ruler, philanthropist, wife, and mother, Elizabeth showed that youth and suffering are no barrier to greatness when one does everything for the glory of our true King, Jesus Christ.

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Catherine Salgado is a columnist for The Rogue Review, a Writer for MRC Free Speech America, and writes her own Substack, Pro Deo et Libertate. She received the Andrew Breitbart MVP award for August 2021 from The Rogue Review for her journalism.

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