Elizabeth is my baptism name, given by my mother. Sometimes, some people would think that this Elizabeth is the mother of John, but my name is not from that Elizabeth.
medal of saint Elizabeth
Elizabeth is from saint Elizabeth, princess of Hungary. Elizabeth was the daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary and Gertrude of Merania. In 1221, at the age of fourteen, Elizabeth married Louis, rulers of Thuringia in central Germany.
miracle of bread turn into roses
Elizabeth is perhaps best known for the legend which says that whilst she was taking bread to the poor in secret, her husband asked her what was in the pouch; Elizabeth opened it and the bread turned into roses. How realistic this story is remains doubtful, since her husband, according to the vitae, was never troubled by her charity and in fact supported it. In some versions of the story, it is her brother in law, Heinrich Raspe, who questions her. The miracle, the earliest example of what came to be called the Miracle of the roses, is commemorated in many images of the saints—prayer cards, statues, paintings. One famous statue is in Budapest, in front of the neo-Gothic church dedicated to her at Roses' Square (Rózsák tere).