Elizabeth of Hungary, religious – November 17th
St Elizabeth of Hungary (d. 1231, Hesse, Germany) (Relics: Vienna, Austria)
First Class Relics
Kloster der Elisabethinen
(Convent of Saint Elizabeth)
Landstraßer Hauptstraße 4a
A-1030 Vienna, Austria
*Resting within this convent are some bones and the skull of St Elizabeth of Hungary. Her skull is crowned with the crown she wore during her life.
Elisabethkirche (Saint Elizabeth's Church)
35037 Marburg, Germany
*Today this church is only used for Protestant worship services. Nevertheless, the church still promotes and maintains the memory of St Elizabeth of Hungary.
*Prior to the Protestant Reformation the remains of St Elizabeth of Hungary rested within two separate reliquaries within this church. The one held her bones and the other her skull. On special occasions these relics would be placed upon the ornate mausoleum pedestal which can still be seen today within the left transept of this church. However, all veneration of her relics ceased in 1539 by decree of Philip of Hesse (d. 1567). He had the relics removed and all Catholic services halted.
Churches of Honor in Rome
Sant’Antonio da Padova
(Saint Anthony of Padua)
Via Merulana 124
*This church is near the Basilica of St John Lateran.
*The third chapel on the left side of the nave is dedicated to St Elizabeth of Hungary.