Quote of the day, 15 March: St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

After the 6:00 a.m. instruction on the Holy Eucharist, I went to confession. I met a confessor like I have never found before, and I thank God. The priest found all the signs of a true vocation in me. He too believes that Jesus is calling me to Carmel—and this vocation is the most beautiful.

I made a general confession. For the sixth commandment, Father assured me—like my other confessors—that I have never offended the good God!

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity

Journal, no. 57
15 March 1899

Elizabeth Catez, age eighteen
At the end of Lent 1899, every parish in Dijon participated in a city-wide Lenten mission with preachers in every parish. St. Elizabeth of the Trinity fervently participated in her home parish, St. Michael’s. For her, it was a grace-filled moment. On 15 March she made a general confession to the mission preacher, Father Lion. “I met a confessor like I have never found before.” | Image credit: Discalced Carmelite Order

Translation from the French text is the blogger’s own work product and may not be reproduced without permission.

Featured image: A detail from one of four photos taken by her brother-in-law Georges Chevignard on 22 December 1902, the day of her canonical examination; the exam took place days before her religious profession on Epiphany Sunday, 11 January 1903. Image credit: Discalced Carmelites

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