Ludwig and Elizabeth were politically powerful and lived with a remarkable generosity toward the poor.In 1226, when disease and floods struck Thuringia, Elizabeth took to caring for the victims. As soon as her life began, she had responsibilities from being a royal pressed upon her. Elizabeth of Thuringia, was born in Hungary on July 7, 1207 to the Hungarian King Andrew II and Gertrude of Merania.Her vows included celibacy and an agreement of complete obedience to her confessor and spiritual director, Master Conrad of Marburg.His treatment of Elizabeth was very strict and often harsh.While Elizabeth was very young, her father arranged for her to be married to Ludwig IV of Thuringia, a German nobleman.
Elizabeth vowed to never remarry and to live a life similar to a nun, despite pressure from relatives.
He asked her to reveal the contents under her cloak, and as she did a vision of white and red roses was seen.
To Ludwig, this meant God's protection was evident.
The investigations, along with testimony from Elizabeth's handmaidens and companions and the immense popularity surrounding her, provided enough reason for her canonization. Elizabeth's body was laid in a gold shrine in the Elisabeth Church in Marburg.
Although the shrine can still be seen today, her body is no longer there.