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St. Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880-1906)
Born Elizabeth Catez, this French Carmelite nun made her First Communion at the age of 11, on April 19, 1891. She later wrote that since that day she "only aspires to give Him her life.” On the evening of her First Communion, Mother Mary of Jesus, the local Carmelite superior, gave Elizabeth an image with an explanation of her first name, which in Hebrew means "my God is my subsistence.” One day, after receiving Holy Communion, the young girl said she heard the word "Carmel" in her soul. She then understood that her vocation, which seemed to be taking shape by giving her immense joy, was monastic life in Carmel.