Elizabeth of the Trinity a relatively unknown Carmelite mystic, acclaimed by John Paul II as a "brilliant witness of love and joy" is "a Carmelite prophet of the presence of God" whose spiritual insights will appeal to a wide audience. She is increasingly recognized as one of the greatest spiritual mystics of the 20th Century, and now for the first time her writings have been made available.
Elizabeth of the Trinity, a relatively unknown Carmelite mystic, acclaimed by John Paul II as a brilliant witness of love and joy is a Carmelite prophet of the presence of God whose spiritual insights will appeal to a wide audience. This young woman passionately lived the everyday mysticism associated with the French School of Spirituality which so influenced the Second Vatican Councils universal call to holiness. Elizabeth offers a compelling model of holiness to all who long to enter into the mystery of Gods loving gift of self within each one of us as indwelling Trinity. This unique collection introduces Elizabeths life and spirituality through her writings, drawing us into her profound experience: I have found my Heaven on earth, since Heaven is God and God is in my soul. It is easy to see how Elizabeths message is addressed to all Christians. She never for one moment entertained the idea that her calling as a Carmelite conferred some sort of spiritual superiority on her. For Christian spiritual life is founded upon faith, baptism and becoming ever more like Jesus Christ; so that whatever the Christian may be, whatever his or her moral, psychological or social condition, he or she is always that new humanity in which Christ will come again to renew all his mystery. Albert Florent Augustin Cardinal Decourtray Elizabeth is increasingly recognized as one of the greatest mystics and spiritual guides of the twentieth century. Sr. Marian has sensitively selected extracts from her writings in this excellent introduction to her spirituality. Jennifer Moorcroft Author of He is My Heaven
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