Modern Giants

St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Princess Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-31) was canonized in 1235. She was the daughter of King Andrew II, and married Ludwig IV of Thuringia when she was 14. After the death of her husband on crusade, she was driven out of court. She joined the third order of St. Francis and dedicated herself to the care of the poor and the sick.

A member of the tribunal of Areopagus, the supreme tribunal of Athens. This could be a reference to Dionysius, whose encounter with Paul is recorded in Acts 17:34.

Griselda is the heroine of Chaucer's "Clerk's Tale," and her complete submission to her husband Walter is an allegory for human submission to God's will.