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Saint Elizabeth Of Hungary, Patron Saint Of Teachers, 4.25" Bronze Statue

Saint Elizabeth Of Hungary, Patron Saint Of Teachers, 4.25" Bronze Statue
$29.99

Elizabeth (1207-31) was a queen of Hungary. Throughout her time at court she, however, lived a separate life. For a time she smuggled so many provisions out of the castle to the poor in the village below that she was severely rebuked. Her association with roses (one tops the enclosed small plaque) comes from a story about a member of the court catching her, cloak full of food meant for the poor, and demanding she show him what she had beneath the cloak. When she opened it, roses fell forth. Against the wishes of those in her class, she built a hospital in the basement of the castle and regularly fed and tended to the poor and suffering herself, providing the poor food, money, and work. In 1227 her husband died and Elizabeth moved to Marburg, where she received the habit and chord of the Franciscans and, with what remained of her inheritance, established a hospital for the sick, aged, and poor. At this time, care of the sick usually performed in hospitals only by men, but Elizabeth went against this, like many other, norms, and labored as a nurse. Her work was so strenuous that her health broke and she died several years after establishing her second hospital. All this work for the sick and suffering resulted in her being one of the patrons of nurses. One of the most extraordinary things about her was not simply her generosity and work to heal and comfort the sick but also the fact that she chose to do this work when other areas of life (for instance at court) were open to her. In other words, she gave up much in order to give to others. The original of this small image of Elizabeth giving nourishment to a poor child was handcarved by Hank Schlau and handpainted by Karen Schlau.

 

Dimensions: 4.25 (h) x 2.5 (w) .75 (d) inche

ISBN/SKU: 
S-031
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St Joseph Home Protector

St Joseph Home Protector
$9.99

Over the years, the tradition arose of St. Joseph having a special power in real estate transactions. European nuns buried a medal with his likeness on property they hoped to aquire for convents. Gradually the medals were replaced with statues and the focus changed from buying to selling. Invoke the Holiness of St. Joseph to sell your old home or honor your new dwelling. An instructional pamphlet is included.  Height 5.5"

ISBN/SKU: 
780090477165
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