Let us live with God as with a friend, let us make our faith a living faith in order to be in communion with Him through everything, for that is what makes saints. We possess our Heaven within us since He who satisfies the hunger of the glorified in the light of vision gives Himself to us in faith and mystery, it is the Same One!
It seems to me that I have found my Heaven on earth since Heaven is God and God is in my soul. The day I understood that, everything became clear to me.
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
Letter 122 to Madame de Sourdon (excerpt)
Shortly after 15 June 1902
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.
Featured image: This representation of the Madonna of Humility, commonly known as the Trivulzio Madonna, was executed by the Carmelite painter Filippo Lippi (Italian, 1407-1469) around the year 1430 in Florence. Scholars indicate that the saint on the left is Blessed Angela of Bohemia (d. 1253). The saints on the right are Saint Angelus, who was believed to have been martyred in Licata, Sicily in the first half of the 13th century, and Saint Albert of Trapani, Sicily, who was provincial superior in the late 13th century famed for his preaching and miracles. You can view this artwork exhibited in Milan’s Pinacoteca Castello Sforzesco through the museum’s Google Arts and Culture website.