Oh, ask that my likeness to the adored Image might be more perfect each day: “Configuratus morti ejus” (Phil 3:10). That is what haunts me, what gives strength to my soul in suffering.
If you knew what a work of destruction I feel throughout my whole being; the road to Calvary has opened, and I am quite joyful to walk it like a bride beside the divine Crucified.
I ask you to bless me in the name of the Trinity to which I am especially consecrated.
Would you also please consecrate me to the Blessed Virgin, for she, the Immaculate One, gave me the habit of Carmel and I am asking her to clothe me again in the “fine linen robe” in which the bride is dressed to present herself at the marriage feast of the Lamb.
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
Letter 294 to Canon Angles (excerpts)
8 or 9 July 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.