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Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
October 29, 2018
by staff
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity

 

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity was born in Avord, France, in 1880. As a child she had a terrible temper but after First Communion she gained more self-control and a deeper understanding of God. She had a profound love for the Most Holy Trinity and wanted, from an early age, to enter the Carmelite monastery in order to dedicate herself completely to God. However, her mother did not allow her to become a nun until she was 21. One of her biographers explained that this was a blessing to the local church since the delay allowed Saint Elizabeth to continue to work with troubled youth and do much good in her parish. She entered the Carmel in 1901 and died in 1906, of Addison’s disease. Saint Elizabeth accepted her sufferings, brought on by the illness, as a gift from God. Her final words were: “I am going to Light, to Love, to Life.”