The Way: Book Review – ‘Elizabeth of the Trinity: The Unfolding of Her Message’, by Joanne Mosley

Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880-1906) is not as widely known as her near contemporary and fellow Carmelite, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, but their stories are strikingly similar. Brought up in devoutly Catholic French middle class households at the end of the nineteenth century, both lost a parent as small children and experienced emotional difficulty before having ‘conversion’ experiences. As teenagers, both clamoured to enter their local Carmels, where they later proved themselves models of the contemplative life and formulated influential spiritual insights. Both died in their mid-twenties after suffering terrible illnesses, and both had their message promoted after their deaths by their prioresses…

The Way, Volume 53, Number 1 (January, 2014), pp. 117-119.

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