Quote of the day, 23 July: St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

With the Virgin, you can sing your “Magnificat” [Lk 1:46–55] and leap with joy in God your Savior, for the Almighty is doing great things in you, and His mercy is eternal…

Then, like Mary, “keep all that in your heart,” [Cf Lk 2:41–51] draw your heart very close to hers, for this priestly Virgin is also the “Mother of Divine Grace,” and in her love, she wants to prepare you to become “that faithful priest who is entirely according to God’s heart” [Cf 1 Sam 2:35] of whom He speaks in Holy Scripture…

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity

Letter 232 to Abbé Chevignard (excerpt)
Around 25 June 1905

Mater Divinæ Gratiæ – Mater Purissima
Antonio Vilca (Peruvian, active 1768–c. 1803)
Oil on canvas, 1803
Iglesia de Surite, Cuzco, Peru

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.

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