You can guess how much I am praying for our dear Marie-Louise during the great novena in preparation for Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Besides, I have been discussing Marie-Louise’s concerns [about marriage] with the Blessed Virgin [for] a long time now, and you know that we never invoke her in vain; but God’s thoughts are deep and are not our thoughts [Cf. Is 55:8]; may we know how to wait for His hour and may our faith grow, if this were possible, to the height of His love.
He is Father, and even if a mother would forget her child, He would never abandon us [Cf. Is 49:15].
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
Letter 296 to Madame Sourdon (excerpt)
15 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.