St. Elizabeth of the Trinity writes to a seminarian in the last days before his ordination: "With the Virgin, you can sing your “Magnificat” 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.”
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity writes to her beloved Abbé Chevignard in 1903, "To think that God calls us by our vocation to live in this holy light! What an adorable mystery of charity! I would like to respond to it by living on earth as the Blessed Virgin did, 'keeping all these things in my heart'..."
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.
At the foot of your Cross, Beloved… Jesus, my crucified Love I just told you again to take My heart without ever giving it back to me...
Excerpts from the diary of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity for 23 March 1899: "There are three principal devotions to Mary: the scapular, pictures, the rosary..."
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity conveys to a friend the consolation that she finds in knowing that the judge of the living and the dead is the savior who always dwells within her and within each one of us, loving and forgiving.
I see that God does grant the prayers of His Carmelites since baby and mama are doing so well... I’m sure Saint Joseph will finish his work and you’ll be able to nurse your little darling.
"Especially during Lent try to have periods of solitude, silence, and recollection alone with Jesus in the desert. Minister to him with the angels, work for him after the example of St. Joseph in the home of Nazareth..."
He wants to be my peace so that nothing can distract me or draw me out of “the invincible fortress of holy recollection.” It is there that He will give me “access to the Father” and will keep me as still and as peaceful in His presence as if my soul were already in eternity.
During this Lent, so divine in Carmel, my soul will be especially united to yours. I am asking God to show you the sweetness of His presence...
Let theologians learn from Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity to make use of the truths of dogma in order to be recollected in God
I am praying fervently for you, for I feel that the Master loves you so much, and I ask Him to take you, to draw you more and more to Himself so that through everything you will enjoy His presence.
"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...
Don't you understand what love is when it concerns Him who has so loved us? If only you knew how He loves you, and how I love you too!…
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.
When I read in the Gospel “that Mary went in haste to the hill country of Judea” to perform her loving service for her cousin Elizabeth, I imagine her passing by so beautiful, so calm and so majestic
The holy time of Advent is here; it seems to me that it is very especially the season of interior souls; in the silence of prayer, let us listen to Him.
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.