St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Novena 2022, Day 2: I have found my heaven on earth

Ephesians 4:8–10

That he might fill all things

[I]t is said,

“When he ascended on high he made captivity itself a captive;
    he gave gifts to his people.”

(When it says, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is the same one who ascended far above all the heavens, so that he might fill all things.)

Heaven on Earth

I have found my heaven on earth

I have found my heaven on earth, because Heaven is God, and God is in my soul… From the day when I understood that, everything became clear to me, and I would like to whisper this secret to those I love.


O Saint Elizabeth!
In your great love of God,
You were always so close
to your friends’ needs.
Now, in Heaven,
Face-to-face with the Lord,
Do intervene near Him
for the needs that we recommend to you.

(Mention these here)

Teach us how to abide,
in Love and Faith,
with the Holy Trinity
in the utmost of our hearts.
Teach us how to radiate God’s Love
amongst men, in our everyday life
just as you did yourself,
so that we may be a praise of God’s glory.

Our Father…

(pray slowly, offering Him “the cell of your heart”)

Glory be…

(three times, in praise of the indwelling Trinity)

Carmelite Quotes welcomes Father Quang D. Tran, S.J., who prayerfully composed our 2022 St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Novena. Father Tran is a Jesuit priest of the Central Southern Province. He is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, and is currently a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology at Boston College. His profound devotion to St. Elizabeth and his rigorous training—not only in theology but also in the interior life of the human person—enable him to share great insights for our Novena. You can follow Father Tran on Instagram at @lemetellusumtin.

All scripture references are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America as accessed from the Bible Gateway website.

Amabel du Coeur de Jésus, M. 1949, A Soul of Silence: Sister Elizabeth of the TrinityNewman Press, Westminster MD.

The portrait of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity in our featured image for this novena is used through the kind permission of the artist, Belita William (© Belita William, all rights reserved). You can view more of Belita’s artworks at

Don’t become discouraged and give up prayer, says St. John of the Cross. We offer varying novenas to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, as well as novenas to St. Joseph, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin, St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, and St. Edith Stein.

Let us unite in prayer

5 thoughts on “St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Novena 2022, Day 2: I have found my heaven on earth

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  1. I used to follow Fr. Tran in Catholic Twitter back in my RCIA days- I adore him! Didn’t know he was made auxiliary bishop. Man, he is fantastic. Never knew he had a devotion to St. Liz of the T, either. Wonderful! Thank you!

    1. Um, no Father Tran isn’t an auxiliary bishop, Bishop Silvio José Báez OCD, our 31 October quote of the day is an auxiliary bishop… if we made a mistake in a comment and promoted Father Tran, we need to correct it 😉

      1. Ha! Actually, it’s my mistake- perusing his Instagram, he references another Fr. Tran who is an aux bishop- ! I thought our Fr. Tran was a bit young! 🤣. Thanks for the reply- sorry for the confusion!


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