Pray for me, help me prepare for the wedding feast of the Lamb [cf. Rev 19:9]. Death entails a great deal of suffering, and I am counting on you to help me. In return, I will come to help you at your death. My Master urges me on, He speaks to me of nothing but the eternity of love. It is so grave, so serious; I wish to live each moment fully.
A Dieu, I don’t have the strength or the permission to write at length, but you know Saint Paul’s words: “Our conversation is in Heaven” [cf. Phil 3:20]. Beloved little sister, let us live by love so we may die of love and glorify the God Who is all Love.
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
Letter 335 to Sr. Marie-Odile, O.C.D., Carmel of Paray-le-Monial
28 October 1906 (excerpt)
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.