Monday, November 19, 2007

Poem to St. Elizabeth

Today is the Traditional Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Ann Elizabeth is my Confirmation name, after St. Anne and St. Elizabeth of Hungary. I have always loved St. Elizabeth! A while back I ran across this beautiful poem to St. Elizabeth that you may have seen, but I thought I would post it anyways. You can read more about St. Elizabeth here.


O blest Elizabeth, in glory
Enthroned amid the heavenly throng,
Be gracious to accept the praises
We offer you in cheerful song.

As you from home and hearth were driven
And forced in direst want to roam,
So now direct us lonely exiles
And help us reach our heavenly home.

You practiced poverty: enrich us
With heaven's choicest gifts secure;
You daily mortified your body:
Help us to keep our bodies pure.

The luring world and wily Satan
You overcame by watchful prayers;
Teach us with steadfast heart to conquer
Our enemies' deceitful snares.

To God the Father highest glory
And to his only Son, our Lord.
Together with the Holy Spirit,
As years and ages endless run.

St. Elizabeth of Hungary ~ Pray for us!

2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful image and prayer to St. Elizabeth, thank you for sharing this! Happy Feast Day!

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  2. I LOVE this picture. Can I steal it to post on my blog? Please please?

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