St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein);
St. Therese of Lisieux (The Little Flower); Elijah; St. Teresa of Avila;
St. John of the Cross; Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity
From a kindred spirit, and a fine Carmelite website
ELIZABETH OF THE TRINITY
by James E. Milord
In November 1904, her community renewed their vows. While reciting them, Elizabeth felt a magnetic pull of grace. Returning to her cell, she took a sheet of notebook paper and, in her erratic handwriting, penned one of the most trenchant prayers in Carmelite history. She called it her Act of Oblation. In three minuscule years of formation, she had already come close enough to see the summit and, girding herself for the final assault, she wrote with ineffable pathos:
Help me to become utterly forgetful of self,
that I may bury myself in Thee, as changeless
and as calm as though my soul were already
in eternity . . . O my Three, my All, my Beatitude,
Infinite Solitude, Immensity wherein I lose myself!
I yield myself to Thee as Thy prey. Bury Thyself
in me that I may be buried in Thee, until I depart
to contemplate in Thy light the abyss of Thy greatness!"
to Love, to Life."
Mike Rizzio, SOLT
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* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for: Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas; St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael