Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, Patron Saint of the Sick (Feast Date: November 9)
Extract from The Saint of the Divine Indwelling: “This young mystic understood God’s constant presence within her as a sign of his great love for her. She writes to her mother: “Oh, may the Master reveal to you His divine presence, it is so pleasant and sweet, it gives so much strength to the soul; to believe that God loves us to the point of living in us, to become the Companion of our exile, our Confidant, our Friend at every moment.” . . . Spending her earliest years in this military environment Elizabeth was naturally formed in such virtues as courage and forthrightness. From her earliest years. Elizabeth’s personality was also marked by a determined, energetic disposition. The strong-willed. exuberant child’s energy, however, often became violent, resulting in fits of rage. She could not support being opposed, seeming ‘to think that all must give way before her.” Nevertheless, this child who was once described mischievously as ‘pure devil’ simultaneously demonstrated and developed a great attraction to prayer. . . .Elizabeth lived out her desire ‘to return some of His great love to the Beloved of the Eucharist’ by conquering her tempestuous nature. Her mother later testified, “From that day (of her First Communion) and afterwards, no more fits of anger.’ This victory did not come easily to the young girl, however, but rather cost her a considerable amount of effort and struggle. Yet. Elizabeth desired to return love for love, and to show her love for the loving God by becoming herself more loving towards others. She drew strength for this struggle from ‘the Beloved of the Eucharist who had made in her His dwelling place.’ See PICTURE of Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity. See also: See also: Elizabeth of the Trinity (Multilingual), Elisabetta Catez per gli amici Sabeth alias Elisabetta della Trinità Monaca Carmelitana (IT), Bienheureuse Elisabeth de la Trinité (FR), Elżbieta od Trójcy Przenajświętszej, dziewica (PO). Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity: Prayer to the Trinity.
We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:
Dengue Fever Outbreak in Kenya (October 2011) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: October 10 – October 23, 2011.
That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom, make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.