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St Elizabeth of Portugal


St. Elizabeth was born of the Aragonese royal family in 1271 A.D. She married the King of Portugal and had two children. After her husband died she received the Habit of the Third Order of Saint Francis. St. Elizabeth distributed all of her wealth to the poor. She died in 1336 after settling a long family dispute between her son and son-in-law. St. Elizabeth is the Patron Saint of Catholic Charities.