St Elizabeth of Hungary was a 12th century princess. St Elizabeth married and had three children. She spent her life committed to prayer and servicing the poor. She lead an austerely simple life, practiced penance, and devoted herself to works of charity. She used her royal position to advance her mission for charity. She wore simple clothing and set aside time every day to take bread to hundreds of poor people in her land. When her husband died, she vowed to live her life similar to a nun.
After her death, miraculous healings began to occur at her graveside near her hospital. Examinations were held for those who had been healed from 1232 to 1235. The investigations, along with testimony from Elizabeth's handmaidens and companions and the immense popularity surrounding her, provided enough reason for her canonization.
The parable of the Lost Son. Luke 15: 11-32.