You are going to find this strange—I’m telling you this in confidence—I am already beginning my Heaven on earth, but sometimes I would like to see the other side so as to see Him, Him… to love Him and lose myself in His Infinity. Oh, my Françoise, you have such an ardent heart; don’t you understand what love is when it concerns Him who has so loved us? If only you knew how He loves you, and how I love you too!…
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
Letter 182 to Françoise de Sourdon (excerpt)
21 November 1903
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.