Poverty My Riches: A Study of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 1207-1231
An inspiring account of the thirteenth-century wife, mother, and queen who endured suffering all her life and died among the poor and sick whom she loved so much. A woman's account of this life of extraordinary sanctity.
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Prologue a Death in the Night
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