December 3, 2014

The Incarnation

“the Crib…”

     Mention the short phrase, “the crib, the cross, and the Holy Eucharist” to any of our Sisters, and recognition of the patroness of our province, St. Elizabeth of Hungary would be almost immediate.  These words sum up the beautiful spirituality of this 13th century witness of following St. Francis.  The young princess saw in the poor and sick the crucified Christ.  She venerated Jesus’ humanity in all she served by giving away most everything she owned for their good.  After her husband died, she used her dowry to build and work in a hospital for those most in need.  By example, she showed to all that “man cannot live by bread alone.”  St. Elizabeth, pray for us!

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