“You are uncommonly loved,” loved by that preferential love that the Master had here below for some and which brought them so far. He does not say to you as to Peter: “Do you love Me more than these?” (Jn 21:15)… listen to what He tells you:
“Let yourself be loved more than these! That is, without fearing that any obstacle will be a hindrance to it, for I am free to pour out My love on whom I wish! ‘Let yourself be loved more than these’ is your vocation. It is in being faithful to it that you will make Me happy for you will magnify the power of My love. This love can rebuild what you have destroyed. Let yourself be loved more than these.”
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
Let Yourself Be Loved, 2
Elizabeth of the Trinity, S 2014, I Have Found God, The Complete Works of Elizabeth of the Trinity Volume 1: Major spiritual writings, translated from the French by Kane, A, ICS Publications, Washington DC.
About our featured image: Photographer Jeffrey Bruno shares this image of Sisters of Life (in the foreground) who were present at the beatification of Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Newark, New Jersey on 4 October 2014. Blessed Miriam Teresa’s beatification represents the first to occur on U.S. soil since it was made possible by a declaration by Pope Emeritus (then Pope) Benedict XVI. The Mass was celebrated by Prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints, Angelo Cardinal Amato, and concelebrated by Archbishop John Myers, Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, and Bishop of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Passiac for the Ruthenians Bishop Kurt Burnette. (Some rights reserved)
Just revisiting this after the 3rd/4th November Novena on Love. It’s so wonderful.
God reward you!
When I was under a Formator, she had me buy St Elizabeth, she was my favourite as so positive and love and joy focussed.
That’s the best thing I’ve read in a very long time!! Until now I thought “I shall be love in the heart of the Church, my vocation is love!” – BEING loved is wonderfully better, and I am sure the one flows from the other.
Absolutely. Father De Meester says that there are layers of meaning in this letter that Elizabeth wrote to her prioress!