O My God, Trinity Whom I Adore
Blessed Elisabeth of the Trinity Prayer
As we mentioned earlier this year, on March 3rd, Pope Francis approved Blessed Elisabeth 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.
Blessed Elisabeth 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.
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.
Art: Face Portrait of Elizabeth of the Trinity, Willuconquer, 29 June 2011 own work, CCA-SA 3.0 Unported, Wikimedia Commons.