Elizabeth was the daughter of the King of Hungary in the early 13th century. Because of her elite royal status, her peers chastised her for her love of the poor and her generous spirit. One day, while hiding bread beneath her cloak, Elizabeth was confronted by someone who sought to discourage and mock her. When Elizabeth opened her cloak, the person saw a vision of roses - not the bread - and both parties continued on their way! Elizabeth was also a wife and mother who loved her husband and children deeply. Sadly, Elizabeth’s husband was killed during the crusades. Because of that, Elizabeth is honored as the patron saint of widows.