Catholic Quote of the Day — from St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious

"Charity of St. Elizabeth of Hungary" (detail) by Edmund Blair Leighton

“Charity of St. Elizabeth of Hungary” (detail)
by Edmund Blair Leighton

Oftentimes also she led her friends to the cemetery, and said to them, “Remember that we too shall one day be but dust.” Then, when they had reached the charnel- house, she would say, “Here lie the bones of the dead; these people were once living like us, and are now dead as we shall be ; that is why we must love God. Let us kneel down, and say together, ‘Lord, by Thy cruel death, and by Thy dear mother Mary, deliver these poor souls from their sufferings; Lord, by Thy five sacred wounds save us.’” (St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious; Life of St. Elizabeth, p 152)

November 17th is the Memorial of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious (1207 – 1231).

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