“Virgo fidelis”: that is, Faithful Virgin, “who kept all these things in her heart.” [Lk. 2:19] She remained so little, so recollected in God’s presence, in the seclusion of the temple, that she drew down upon herself the delight of the Holy Trinity: “Because He has looked upon the lowliness of His servant, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed!” [Lk. 1:48] The Father bending down to this beautiful creature, who was so unaware of her own beauty, willed that she be the Mother in time of Him whose Father He is in eternity.
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
She remained so little, so recollected in God’s presence
Elizabeth of the Trinity Complete Works, Volume I: I Have Found God General Introduction and Major Spiritual Writings (p. 110) Edition produced, presented, and annotated by Conrad De Meester, O.C.D. Translated by Sr. Aletheia Kane, O.C.D. ICS Publications, Copyright © by Washington Province of Discalced Carmelites, Inc. 1984, 2014