“If anyone loves Me he will keep My word, And My Father will love him an We will come to him and make our home in him” (Jn. 14:23).
My darling little Mama,
I am beginning my letter with a declaration. Oh, you see, I loved you so much already, but since our last meeting, that has even doubled. It was so good to pour my soul into my mother’s and to feel them vibrate in unison; you see, it seems to me that my love for you is not only that of a child for the best of mothers, but also that of a mother for her child. I am the little mama of your soul; that’s all right, isn’t it?
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
Letter 273 to her mother (excerpt) Around May 27, 1906
Elizabeth of the Trinity, S 2003, The Complete Works of Elizabeth of the Trinity volume 2: Letters from Carmel, translated from the French by Nash, A, ICS Publications, Washington DC.