From the writings of Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Elizabeth standing in the snow

O my God, Trinity Whom I adore, help me to forget myself entirely that I may
be established in You as still and as peaceful as if my soul were already in
eternity.  May nothing trouble my peace or make me leave You, O my
Unchanging One, but may each minute carry me further into the depths of Your
Mystery.  Give peace to my soul; make it Your heaven, Your beloved dwelling
and Your resting place.  May I never leave You there alone but be wholly
present my faith wholly vigilant, wholly adoring, and wholly surrendered to
your creative action.

O my beloved Christ, crucified by love, I wish to be a bride for Your Heart;
I wish to cover You with glory; I wish to love You even until I die of love!
But I feel my weakness, and I ask You to “clothe me with Yourself,”
to identify my soul with all the movements of Your Soul, to overwhelm me, to
possess me, to substitute Yourself for me that my life may be but a radiance
of Your life.  Come into me as Adorer, as Restorer, as Savior, O Eternal
Word, Word of my God, I want to spend my life in listening to You, to become
wholly teachable that I may learn all from You.  Then, through all nights,
all voids, all helplessness, I want to gaze on You always and remain in Your
great light.  O my beloved Star, so fascinate me that I may not withdraw
from Your radiance.

O Consuming Fire, Spirit of Love, “come upon me,”
and create in my soul a kind of incarnation of the Word:
that I may be another humanity for Him in which He can renew His whole
Mystery.  And you, O Father, bend lovingly over Your poor little creature:
“cover her with Your shadow,” seeing in her only the “Beloved in whom You
are well pleased.”

O my Three, my All, my Beatitude, infinite Solitude, Immensity in which I
lose myself, I surrender myself to You as Your prey.  Bury Yourself in me
that I may bury myself in You until I depart to contemplate in Your light
the abyss of Your greatness.



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