Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Elizabeth Maria Satoko Kitahara

Satoko took the baptismal name of Elizabeth, a heroic and courageous queen of Hungary who burned herself out in 1231 by looking after destitute lepers and establishing a hospital for the poor. When Satoko explained to her bemused parents the Un-Japanese custom of choosing a baptismal name, her father, an economics professor, quipped,: “Were she my pupil I would have to fail her on the way she wasted her family’s money!” 

1 comment:

Look in the Mirror said...

Really wowed by this woman's story. Praise God for her witness.