Gospel Reflection Friday 32nd Week Ordinary Time (17 November) – St Elizabeth of Hungary
Today, Fr Paul Gooley reads from Luke’s Gospel (17: 26-37) in which Jesus says, ‘Anyone who tries to preserve their life will lose it, and anyone who loses it will be taken up and kept safe’. Afterwards, Fr Paul shares a little about St Elizabeth of Hungary whose memorial we celebrated today. Fr Paul says Elizabeth was a daughter of the King of Hungary. She was given in marriage to Ludwig, the Landgrave of Thuringia, by whom she had three children. She frequently meditated on heavenly things and when her husband died, she embraced poverty and built a hospice in which she cared for the sick herself. Fr Paul invites us to pray ‘St Elizabeth of Hungary…Pray for us!’.