ST. ISABELLA of PORTUGAL – Patron of Peace/Charities
Isabella, or Elizabeth, is the named for her great-aunt, Elizabeth of Hungary. Married at about age 10 to King Denis of Portugal, a poetic man who lacked morals, with whom Isabella dealt with years of abuse and adultery. Although she was mistreated, she continued to pray for his conversion. This family encountered many quarrels, including between King Denis and their son, Afonso, which Isabella was able to reconcile.
b.1271 Aragon, Spain d. 7/4/1336 Estremoz, Portugal
Patronage: Brides, Charitable societies & workers, Peace, Victims of adultery, Widows
Feast Day: July 4
Memorial Day July 4