Sunday, November 8, 2015

Saint of the Day: Elizabeth of the Trinity


The following comes from the Patron Saints Index:

Daughter of Captain Joseph Catez and Marie Catez. Her father died when the girl was seven, leaving her mother to raise Elizabeth and her sister Marguerite. Noted as a lively, popular girl, extremely stubborn, given to fits of rage, with great reverence for God, and an early attraction to a life of prayer and reflection. Gifted pianist. She visited the sick and taught catechism to children.

Much against her mother’s wishes, she entered the Discalced Carmelite monastery in Dijon, France on 2 August 1901. Though noted for great spiritual growth, she was also plagued with periods of powerful darkness, and her spiritual director expressed doubts over Elizabeth’s vocation. She completed her noviate, and took her final vows on 11 January 1903. She became a spiritual director for many, and left a legacy of letters and retreat guides. Her dying words: I am going to Light, to Love, to Life!

2 comments:

bryn said...

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity...ONE OF MY FAVOURITES.MY GRANDDAUGHTER...SABETH...CARRIES HER NAME.

THERE IS A SPECIAL PROGRAMME ON HER LIFE TODAY...SUNDAY.

Judy Kallmeyer said...

She wrote the most beautiful prayer to the Holy Trinity. EWTN will be airing her life tomorrow night at 10 PM. I am reading some of her writings now.