This is our inspiring Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Plaque. St. Elizabeth of Hungary, T.O.S.F. (1207-1231) was a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary, Landgravine (duchess) of Thüringen, Germany, and a greatly venerated saint. She served the poor and needy and sought friendship with those on the margins of society. She was married at the age of 14, and widowed at 20. After her husband died, she regained her dowry and used the money to build a hospital where she herself served the sick. She became the embodiment of Christian charity and, after her death at the age of 24, was quickly canonized. This plaque is an especially suitable gift for her feast day on November 17th, a birthday, first communion, or confirmation.
A Bronze Plaque Available in Three Sizes
Available in three sizes – small (p4k – 2 x 1.8 inches), medium (p1m – 4 x 3.25 inches) or large (p24g – 7.9 x 6.3 inches) – this plaque will easily hang on the wall in office or home. This solid bronze plaque was designed and executed in Germany by a world-renowned master goldsmith. This is indeed a wonderfully fitting gift for that special “Elizabeth” or “Liz” in your life!
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary – The Miracle of the Roses
Saint Elizabeth is perhaps best known for the “miracle of the roses.” While she was secretly bringing bread to the poor, she met her husband Ludwig and his hunting party. In order to allay the concerns of the gentry that she might be stealing treasure from the castle, Ludwig asked her to show what she was hiding under her cloak. In just that moment, her cloak fell open and a bouquet of red and white roses (depicted on the upper left corner of this plaque) were revealed. This proved to Ludwig that God was protecting Elizabeth. This was the first of many miracles that have associated roses with saints.