On the eve of the solemnity, St. Elizabeth of the Trinity writes to a close friend to assure her of Elizabeth's faithful prayers "during the great novena in preparation for Our Lady of Mount Carmel."
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity was thrilled to learn that her second niece was born during Holy Week 1905, and she wrote to her sister Guite as soon as permitted: "Here is Odette arriving on the day when the Master was sold to redeem her little soul"... it was Spy Wednesday.
"My Mother, here is the Bridegroom!" This was the inscription on the holy card that St. Elizabeth of the Trinity presented as a gift to her novice mistress on the day of her religious profession, 11 January 1903. Learn more about this day...
I wish I were a painter so I could make you a sketch of the scene that surrounds me [...] the moonlight is flooding our cell through the frosted window panes, it's ravishing [...] All is calm and silent, and that makes me think of the night when the little Jesus was given to us.
Today we dare to introduce to the world this cloistered religious who led a "life hidden with Christ in God" because she is a witness who is bursting with the joy that is rooted and grounded in love.
In the minds of young Christian idealists like Elizabeth, the idea of martyrdom could resurface from time to time
It does us much good to look into the soul of saints and then to follow them through faith right up to Heaven