Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Elizabeth of Portugal

July 4th, 2017
St. Elizabeth of Portugal

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful.” (Colossians 3 : 15)

St. Elizabeth of Portugal, 1271-1336,  of the House of Aragon,  had an unhappy marriage with the King of Portugal.  She earned the title of Peacemaker on account of her efficacy in solving disputes and bringing about peace.  She persevered in prayer and good works,  and as a widow lived in poverty as a Franciscan tertiary.