Elizabeth of Portugal* – July 5th
St Elizabeth of Portugal (d. 1336, Coimbra, Portugal) (Relics: Coimbra, Portugal)
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Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Nova
(New Monastery of St Clare)
Calçada de Santa Isabel / Alto de Sta Clara
3040-270 Coimbra, Portugal
*St Elizabeth of Portugal was both the Queen of Portugal and a great-niece of St Elizabeth of Hungary. In her kingdom she was known as the peacemaker since her efforts were critical in maintaining the peace between her husband and her son when they were battling against each other.
*The remains of St Elizabeth of Portugal currently rest within a casket above the main altar within the church at this convent. For ten years she was part of a Poor Clare community in this city.
Churches of Honor in Rome
Sant'Antonio dei Portoghesi
(Saint Anthony of the Portuguese)
Via dei Portoghesi 2
*This church is northeast of Piazza Navona. It is the national church of Portugal.
*The chapel in the right transept is dedicated to St Elizabeth of Portugal. The altarpiece is entitled St Elizabeth Reconciling Her Husband and Son.