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elizabethElizabeth, daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary, was born at either Sarospatak Hungary or Bratislava (then Hungary, now in Slovakia) in 1207.  While still a young girl, she married Ludwig (Louis) IV, Landgrave of Thuringia Germany, and bore him three children.  She was widowed at 20 and devoted herself to the poor and the sick.  She founded a hospital at Marburg and was a Third Order Franciscan.  She died at Marburg in 1231. – CTS New Daily Roman Missal 2012, p 3158; Christian Prayer 1990, p 1279

 

hughHugh was born at Avalon in Burgundy France in 1140.  He first entered the Augustinian Canons before moving to the stricter Carthusian Order.   After ten years at the Grande Chartreuse, he was sent to Witham in Somerset England to take charge of the recently-founded Charterhouse there.  In 1186 he was reluctantly appointed bishop of Lincoln and proved to be a holy and reforming pastor.  He died at his residence at Lincoln’s Inn London in 1200.  His symbol is a swan, a reference to the swan of Stowe that became his companion and guarded him as he slept. – CTS New Daily Roman Missal 2012, p 3162

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