Saint of the day

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Date 17 November

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church and featured in the Vatican calendar. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith. 

St. Elisabeth of Hungary, Franciscan Tertiary

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When she died at the early age of 24, Elizabeth of Hungary was already considered a saint by many. Widowed at a young age, Elizabeth became a Third Order Franciscan. Despite her noble birth, she embraced Franciscan poverty, assisted the poor, and ministered to the sick.   

St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, Bishop of Neocesarea