A beautiful incident may be found in the life of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. While yet a child at the court of Thuringia, she was accustomed to go to church with her future sister-in-law. They were both dressed in the same manner, and wore diamond crowns. Sophia, the queen-mother, observed that as the two princisses entered the church, Elizabeth took off her crown. She asked why she did so.
“Because,” answered she with simplicity, ” I cannot appear with diamonds upon my head where I see Jesus crowned with thorns.” —The Liguorian, Vol. XIL, No. 9, September, 1924