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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Feast of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

Good morning. As parents we look with eager anticipation to our children’s future, in watching them grow, yet a part of us clings to their innocence and we feel pulled to protect them from the reality of a world that might hurt them. It can be difficult at times to let go, to allow them to discover and learn for themselves how to safely maneuver in a world which sometimes awaits the opportunity to catch them with their guard down. Jesus in today’s Gospel is hesitant to enter into Jerusalem as He knows what awaits Him. So too as parents we have an awareness of what awaits our children in the world away from the safety of home, which is why as parents we need to do our best to nurture the faith as a means of providing our children the tools they’ll need to protect themselves. Nothing prepares a child better for safeguarding them from the secular world and living a good life than sound family living and Christian values set forth at home. One way to assure that our children are prepared for life is through providing opportunities to learn about the lives of the saints. Today’s Saint, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, offers a wonderful model for all of living a life of justice and charity and attending to the common good. May the life of Saint Elizabeth inspire us this day to see Christ in everyone we meet and to do what we are able to reach out to the poor and needy with justice and charity. Make a great day!

Today we recall the good life, gifts, and works of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary.

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