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Patron Saints

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

Web Links to Sites About St. Elizabeth:

St. Elizabeth of Hungary at Marypages

St. Elizabeth-Catholic Online

St Elizabeth at Women for Faith and Family

St Elizabeth of Hungary at GiGi Beads

Body Theology: St Elizabeth

Catholic Encyclopedia

Il Gesu Nuovo: St Elizabeth

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Patron Saints for Girls

The Baldwin Project

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Sweet Jesus, Saint Elizabeth was a princess who married a prince. Concerned for the poor, she donated to them her portion of the prince's income and then sold her luxurious possessions to give them more. After her husband died, she renounced worldly wealth, built a hospice for the weak and sickly, and invited the most wretched to dine with her. I ask her to intercede for the salvation of all rich persons today, for You said it's hard for them to enter the kingdom of Heaven. Replace greedy hearts with the same generous heart You gave to Saint Elizabeth. Help us all to discover Your true riches. Saint Elizabeth, pray for us. Amen.

 
Almighty God,
by whose grace your servant Elizabeth of Hungary recognized and honored Jesus in the poor of this world;
Grant that we, following her example, may with love and gladness serve those in any need or trouble, in and through the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
 
O blest Elizabeth, in glory
Enthroned amid the heavenly throng,
Be gracious to accept the praises
We offer you in cheerful song.

As you from home and hearth were driven
And forced in direst want to roam,
So now direct us lonely exiles
And help us reach our heavenly home.

You practiced poverty: enrich us
With heaven's choicest gifts secure;
You daily mortified your body:
Help us to keep our bodies pure.

The luring world and wily Satan
You overcame by watchful prayers;
Teach us with steadfast heart to conquer
Our enemies' deceitful snares.
 

To God the Father highest glory
And to his only Son, our Lord.
Together with the Holy Spirit,
As years and ages endless run.

Litany of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
Protector, Third Order Franciscan
Patroness of Widows
 
This approved litany for private use is found among other places in an old manual of devotions, Ave Maria, Winderberg, New York, no date. The alternative oration above, collect for Nov. 19, is the translation as given in the Saint Andrew Daily Missal, p. 972.
 

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

God, the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God, the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Ghost,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God,
Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of Mercy, Pray for us.

Immaculate Virgin: Mother and Queen of our Order: Pray for us.
Holy Elizabeth, mother of the poor, Pray for us.
Saint Elizabeth, who didst fear God from thy heart, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, most fervent in devotion, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, devout and beloved disciple of Jesus, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, imitator of blessed Francis, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, of noblest faith and birth, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, devoted to all pious offices, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, whose nights were spent in prayer and contemplation, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, who wast consoled with heavenly visions, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, beloved of God and man, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, full of contempt of this world, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, example of poverty, chastity and obedience, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, solace of thy husband, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, mirror of widows, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, holocaust of penance and humility, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, admirable preacher of meekness, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, despiser of the luxuries of the regal house, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, lover of the Cross of Christ, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, light of all pious women, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, nourisher of the orphans, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, always intent on works of mercy, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, consoler of all sorrows, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, teacher of the poor, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, seeker of contumely and affronts, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, distributor of thy riches to thy poor neighbors, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, patient in adverstity, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth maker of vestments for the poor, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, hospitable receiver of pilgrims and the sick, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, succor of the needy, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, formidable to demons, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, example of all spiritual perfection, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, repressor of all vain and dissolute conversation, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, cheered by angelic choirs in thy last agony, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, miraculous in life, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, helper of our devotions, Pray for us.
St. Elizabeth, our sweetest patron, Pray for us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:
Graciously hear us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world:
Have mercy on us, O Lord!

Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.

Pray for us, blessed Elizabeth:
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray. Enlighten, O God of compassion, the hearts of Thy faithful servants, and through the glorious prayers of blessed Elizabeth, make us to despise the pleasing things of this world,
and ever to delight in the consolations of heaven. Through Christ our Lord. R. Amen. (Or this):

O God of tender mercies, pour forth Thy light over the hearts of Thy faithful people: and graciously listening to the glorious prayers of blessed Elizabeth, make us to think little of worldly prosperity and to be ever gladdened by heavenly consolation. Through our Lord, etc. R. Amen.

Prayer Source: Kyrie Eleison — Two Hundred Litanies by Benjamin Francis Musser O.F.M., The Magnificat Press, 1944

Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us and on the whole world!

Pray for peace through the powerful intercession of Jesus, Mary, St. Michael and St. Francis.