Thursday, November 8, 2007
Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity
"Make a little cell in your heart for Jesus of the Agony; take refuge there, when you hear Him outraged by men, try to make reparation; you, at least, love Him and keep your heart quite pure for Him. Oh! If you only knew how the good God love pure hearts! It is there that He loves to reign." -Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
Elizabeth Catez (1880-1906) was raised by only her mother, since her father passed away when she was seven. She was a popular girl, stubborn, and a girl very similar to St. Therese of the Child Jesus. She played the piano very well, and she often taught children and visited the sick. She had great reverence for God, and had an early life of prayer and reflection.
She later entered the Discalced Carmelite monastery in France, on August 2nd, 1901, which was strongly against her mother's wishes. Although she had great spiritual growth, she had period of powerful darkness, which her spiritual director made doubts about her vocation. Thankfully, two years later she completed her novitate, and made her final vows in January. She later became a spiritual director for many people.
Beatified on the 25 of November 1984 by Pope John Paul II