A praise of glory is a soul of silence that remains like a lyre under the mysterious touch of the Holy Spirit so that He may draw from it divine harmonies; it knows that suffering is a string that produces still more beautiful sounds; so it loves to see this string on its instrument that it may more delightfully move the Heart of its God.
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
Heaven in Faith, Day 10, Second Prayer (excerpt) Elizabeth of the Trinity Complete Works, Volume I: I Have Found God General Introduction and Major Spiritual Writings (p. 112)
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