(Title in Polish - 'Aktualnosc sw. Elzbiety Wegierskiej jako malzonki i matki w swietle materialów formacyjnych franciszkanskiego zakonu swieckich 2007-2008'). The aim of the article is to analyse St. Elizabeth of Hungary, traditionally recognized as a member of the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi, as a role model for secular Franciscans of the 21th century. The research has been based on the Order formation documents issued during the jubilee of 800th anniversary of the birth of St. Elizabeth (2007-2008). The patron saint of the Order is seen here as a model for contemporary wives and mothers, the pattern of faithfulness in marriage and exemplary parent instructing her children not by words but by example of life dedicated to prayer and good deeds.
Bernadetta M. Puchalska-Dabrowska, Uniwersytet w Bialymstoku, pl. Uniwersytecki 1, 15-420 Bialystok, Poland
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