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elizabethElizabeth was born of the Aragonese royal family in 1271.  As a young maiden she was given in marriage to the king of Portugal and bore him two children.  She endured afflictions and troubles through prayer and works of charity.  When her husband died she distributed her property to the poor and received the habit of the Third Order of St Francis.  She lived bear the Poor Clares Convent at Coimbra.  After ending a serious dispute between her son and son-in-law, she died in 1336. – CTS New Daily Roman Missal 2012, p 2810; Christian Prayer 1990, p 1169

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