Saint Elizabeth of Hungary; Saint Hilda of Whitby

November 17, 2017
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary; Saint Hilda of Whitby
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 Whitby
Hilda 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 19
ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY,HILDA OF WHITBY,PRAY FOR US.
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