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If you love Therese, you’ll love Elizabeth of the Trinity

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Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 11/08/21

Here's a quick introduction to a saint you'll want to know.

Just canonized in 2016, this “spiritual sister” of St. Therese of Lisieux is quickly becoming a beloved intercessor for Catholics around the world.

Elizabeth of the Trinity had a profound awareness of God’s presence in her soul — in our souls — and it was this that transformed the Carmel into a delight and her life into a song of joy.

By clicking the link below, you can find 5 quick excerpts from her letters, letting us know that One with almighty power is just waiting to help us with our needs … and that once we realize He’s there, we’ll never be alone again.

One of the most important lessons Elizabeth will teach you is how to pray for self and others, and particularly how to pray with Scripture.

Elizabeth of the Trinity knew that every line of scripture is there for a purpose; none of it is accidental; none of it is meant to be passed over, sloughed off, or be left unconsidered.

You might permanently change your style of intercessory prayer after learning this simple lesson:

But lest you think that a Carmelite nun, grouped with none other than Therese, the Doctor of the Church, will be too much for you, think again.

She is the perfect bridge between a deep Carmelite spirituality and a busy, active life.

This is because in her short life in the convent (she lived for only five years after she entered), she frequently corresponded with lay people and left behind a wealth of wisdom, encouragement, and advice for those who did not have the opportunity to spend hours in silence and prayer as she did in the cloister.

Finally, enjoy these pictures of her warm eyes and luminous face, a reminder that the saints are just people like us.

They aren’t angels, or even perfect humans, but simply men, women, and children who allow the Holy Spirit to do his work.

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