MEMORIAL: NOVEMBER 17
Elizabeth was born to the King and Queen of Hungary in the 13th century. At a young age, she was betrothed to be married when she was old enough. When she did come of age, she was married to a German nobleman and they started a family.
Elizabeth spent most of her time caring for the poor. She would often make trips to the bakery where she bought bread to share with the beggars on the street. Once her husband passed away, she vowed to live as a celibate widow and opened a hospital to continue her care for the poor. She died at the young age of 24 and is the patron saint of bakers and beggars.