Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity, 1906 - 2006

Today is the 100th anniversary of the heavenly natalis of Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinty. She whose name means "house of God" entered the heavenly Jerusalem on the great feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran.

While Bl. Elizabeth is a Carmelite (obviously) Dominicans, notably Pere Valle, OP were instrumental in her growth in holiness and in the development of her Trinitarian doctrine.

There are a number of websites where you can learn more about this great Sister of ours in heaven. Her letters, retreats and notes are also available in English along with several biographies.

Her feast day is celebrated by the Carmelite Order on November 8th.

Prayer of Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity

O my God, Trinity whom I adore, let me entirely forget myself that I may abide in you, still and peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity; let nothing disturb my peace nor separate me from you, O my unchanging God, but that each moment may take me further into the depths of your mystery! Pacify my soul! Make it your heaven, your beloved home and place of your repose; let me never leave you there alone, but may I be ever attentive, ever alert in my faith, ever adoring and all given up to your creative action.

O my beloved Christ, crucified for love, would that I might be for you a spouse of your heart! I would anoint you with glory; I would love you - even unto death! Yet I sense my frailty and ask you to adorn me with yourself; identify my soul with all the movements of your soul, submerge me, overwhelm. me, substitute yourself in me that my life may become but a reflection of your life. Come into me as Adorer, Redeemer and Saviour.

O Eternal Word, Word of my God, would that I might spend my life listening to you, would that I might be fully receptive to learn all from you; in all darkness, all loneliness, all weakness, may I ever keep my eyes fixed on you and abide under your great light; O my Beloved Star, fascinate me so that I may never be able to leave your radiance.

O Consuming Fire, Spirit of Love, descend into my soul and make all in me as an incarnation of the Word, that I may be to him a super-added humanity wherein he renews his mystery; and you O Father, bestow yourself and bend down to your little creature, seeing in her only your beloved Son in whom you are well pleased.O my `Three', my All, my Beatitude, infinite Solitude, Immensity in whom I lose myself, I give myself to you as a prey to be consumed; enclose yourself in me that I may be absorbed in you so as to contemplate in your light the abyss of your Splendor!Amen

Prayer
O God of bountiful mercy,
you revealed to Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity
the mystery of your secret presence in the hearts of those who love you,
and you chose her to adore you in spirit and in truth.
Through her intercession
may we also abide in the love of Christ,
that we may merit to be transformed into temples of your life-giving Spirit
to the praise of your glory.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.

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