Friday, November 7, 2008

Blessed Elisabeth of the Trinity

Tomorrow 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.



Ann Murray said...

To me, she's one of those saints about whom we need know just a little to start with in order to love them, and to recognise in them a reflection of the divine. And of course then we want to learn more. I've seen photos before but not this one. Thanks, Elena Maria.

Pentimento said...

As the picture shows, she was a musical Carmelite, like Fr. Hermann Cohen (and also, in a more mystical sense, St. John of the Cross). Thank you for the post: I didn't know it was her feast, and I am going to honor her.