Birth Date: July 7th 1207
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary was born to parents King Andrew and Queen Gertrude of Hungary. She was born Princess Elizabeth of Hungary.
Death Date: November 17th 1231.
Saint Elizabeth died at age 24 in Marburg, Hesse, four days after she was struck with a fever.
Symbols: One specific symbol to Saint Elizabeth of Hungary is a basket of bread. This is because Elizabeth would often give food to the poor and hungry.
Miracles: Saint Elizabeth has had many miracles in her lifetime, and after her death. One of her more well known miracles is the miracle of roses. (Laughlin). During one of her many visits to the poor, her husband, Louis, stopped her and asked her to reveal what she had hidden in her cloak so that suspicions that she was stealing from the castle. Elizabeth did as her husband told her and she revealed the contents of her cloak, and instead of bread in her cloak, there was a vision of white and red roses. This miracle is one of the first that associates Catholic saints with roses.
Patronages: Saint Elizabeth is the patroness of widows, as her own husband died in 1227, brides, as she married her husband, Louis, at age 14, hospitals, as she created a hospital in honor of St. Francis, and beggars, as she often fed them through the kindness of her heart, though many around her doubted her.