A Special Saint

St. Elizabeth Stain glass window.If you look at the stained glass window in the front sitting area at St. Anne’s, you’ll see a lovely depiction of two saints.  One is Saint Francis, and the other is St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

Today marks the latter’s feast day.  She is the patron saint of the Third Order of St. Francis, the order to which the Sisters at St. Anne’s belong. 

We thought it would be nice to share a little bit about the history of this stain glass window with you.

Back in the early to mid 1950s, when St. Anne’s was near the river (old St. Michael’s hospital), the Franciscan Sisters had the window installed in the chapel. 

Later, when St. Anne’s moved to its current location, the stained glass windows were placed in the lobby, where they remain to this day.

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