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

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.

Blessed Elisabeth 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 Elisabeth of the Trinity, soon to be Saint Elisabeth of the Trinity, pray for us!

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Art: Face Portrait of Elizabeth of the Trinity, Willuconquer, 29 June 2011 own work, CCA-SA 3.0 Unported, Wikimedia Commons.

 

About Liz Estler

Editor, SpiritualDirection.com. Liz holds a Master of Arts in Ministry Degree (St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts), 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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