Thursday, November 8, 2007

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity



Today is her feast. As the Bride of Christ, she meditated on the Divine Indwelling. (More HERE.) In her own words:

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.

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4 comments:

alaughland said...

Am I correct in assuming she belonged to the Carmelite Order?

elena maria vidal said...

Yep!

Anonymous said...

That has to be one of the most beautiful prayers of absolute love of Our Lord that I have ever seen! I was moved.

elena maria vidal said...

All Bl. Elizabeth's prayers are like that, and her writings and letters, too, so beautiful-- you would love her collected works, available from ICS Publications.