Elizabeth of Portugal (1271-1336), Saint: Black Catholic History Month USA (November) on A Black-American Experience!®

Saint Elisabeth of Portugal on A Black-American Experience!®

The tapestry on the walls of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Downtown Los Angeles, California relfects the diversity of the Catholic Church and the Faith.

Elizabeth of Portugal is also called Isabella, her Feast Day is July 4th and was canonized by Pope Urban VIII in 1625. She was married at age 12 to a corrupt and immoral King Denis of Portugal. She is daughter of King Pedro (Peter) III of Aragon, Spain, her native land.

Elizabeth of Portugal overcame difficulties of her marriage and is called the “Peacemaker” by  Castile, Aragon, and Portugal because of her abilities to negotiate ends of disputes and conflicts and earned the respect of these monarchs of the Iberian Peninsula.


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