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O My God, Trinity Whom I Adore – St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Prayer – [UPDATED]

O My God, Trinity Whom I Adore
Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity Prayer

 

UPDATE: Don't miss the update note at the bottom of this page…

As we mentioned earlier this year, on March 3rd, Pope Francis approved Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity for canonization. Today, a meeting of cardinals is expected to set the date for when she will be raised to the altars.

Trinity Whom I AdoreBlessed Elizabeth of the Trinity was a discalced Carmelite nun who was born in France on July 18, 1880. She is a patron against illness, patron of sick people and of those who have lost their parents. She died at the age of 26 on November 9, 1906, in Dijon, France from Addison's disease, an illness which, at the time, had no known cure. She wrote much correspondence, many personal notes, poems and a diary.  But, her most famous writings are her four spiritual treatises: Heaven in Faith, The Greatness of our Vocation, Last Retreat, and Let Yourself Be Loved. Saint John Paul II beatified her in 1984.

Blessed Elizabeth is the only 20th Century mystic quoted in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC). The excerpt from her prayer O My God, Trinity Whom I Adore, which can be found there, is provided here for your meditation:
O my God, Trinity whom I adore, help me forget myself entirely so to establish myself in you, unmovable and peaceful as if my soul were already in eternity. May nothing be able to trouble my peace or make me leave you, O my unchanging God, but may each minute bring me more deeply into your mystery! Grant my soul peace. Make it your heaven, your beloved dwelling and the place of your rest. May I never abandon you there, but may I be there, whole and entire, completely vigilant in my faith, entirely adoring, and wholly given over to your creative action.
Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, soon to be Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity, pray for us!

 

Important News/Note from Dan Burke: We have great news. Through Sophia Institute Press, we have a translation of an excellent book (never before in English) about Blessed Elizabeth coming soon. Would you like to participate in a proper honoring of Blessed Elizabeth in the United States and around the world? We are in conversation with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles regarding an event celebrating her canonization. We are in need of sponsors to help us make this happen along with a few other projects related to promoting her works. If you have a devotion to her and the means to help, please contact me at Questions@MyAvila.com and we can reveal more exciting news and determine if we can work together to spread Elizabeth's important teachings in the Church.

 

UPDATE: Her canonization date is set for October 16th!

 

And, for those who read French: Dr. Anthony Lilles has provided this pdf link, which details more about her: http://www.elisabeth-dijon.org/images/images/dossier_presse.pdf

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Art for St. Elizabeth of the Trinity's prayer Trinity Whom I AdorePortrait visage d'Elisabeth de la Trinité portant son habit de carmélite (Face portrait of Elisabeth of the Trinity in Carmelite habit), Willuconquer, undated, CCA-SA 3.0 Unported, Wikimedia Commons.

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About Liz Estler

Liz holds a Master of Arts in Ministry Degree (St. John's Seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts), Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Theology (Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation), Liturgy Certificate (Boston Archdiocese), and a BS degree in Biology and Spanish (Nebraska Wesleyan University - Lincoln). She has served as hospital chaplain associate, sacristan, translator and in other parish ministries. She was a regular columnist for a military newspaper in Europe and has been published in a professional journal. She once waded in the Trevi Fountain!

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