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Patroness of victims of adultery, jealousy and unfaithfulness

Posted by Joseph on 5 July, 2013

St. Elizabeth, Queen of Portugal

A.D. 1336.

Dionysius, king of Portugal and St. Elizabeth

Dionysius, king of Portugal and St. Elizabeth

 

….Though her husband, King Dionysius was a friend of justice, and a valiant, bountiful, and compassionate prince, yet he was, in his youth, a worldly man, and defiled the sanctity of the nuptial state with abominable lusts. The good queen used all her endeavors to reclaim him, grieving most sensibly for the offense against God, and the scandal given to the people; and she never ceased to weep herself, and to procure the prayers of others for his conversion. She strove to gain him only by courtesy, and with constant sweetness and cheerfulness cherished his natural children, and took great care of their education. By these means she softened the heart of the king, who, by the succor of a powerful grace, rose out of the filthy puddle in which he had wallowed for a long time, and kept ever after the fidelity that was due to his virtuous consort.

 

 

 

 

 

Full article at:

http://nobility.org/2013/07/04/st-elizabeth-portugal/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NobilityAndAnalogousTraditionalElites+%28Nobility+and+Analogous+Traditional+Elites%29

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