Saint Elizabeth of Hungary; Saint Hilda of Whitby
November 17, 2017
Readings of the day: RB 39Mass: Wisdom 13:1-9; Resp. Psalm 19; Luke 17:26-37
St Elizabeth of HungaryElizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231):
queen; devoted wife and mother; widowed at 20; Franciscan tertiary; relieved the sick, poor, and elderly; courageous woman of faith; woman of prayer; died at 24; canonized in 1235 by Gregory IX; patroness of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis and the Franciscan Secular Order.
St Hilda of WhitbyHilda of Whitby (614-680)
: of royal stock; dedicated her life to God in the monastic life at 34; Abbess of the double abbey at Whitby; hosted the Synod of Whitby (decision to celebrate the date of Easter in accordance with the customs of Rome); zealous for education; poet; sought out by religious, kings, and the laity for her wisdom.The heavens proclaim the glory of God.Resp. Psalm 19ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY,HILDA OF WHITBY,PRAY FOR US.