Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Also known as

  • Elizabeth Catez
  • Élisabeth Catez
  • Élisabeth of the Trinity

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Daughter of Captain Joseph Catez and Marie Catez. Her father died when the girl was seven, leaving her mother to raise Elizabeth and her sister Marguerite. Noted as a lively, popular girl, extremely stubborn, given to fits of rage, with great reverence for God, and an early attraction to a life of prayer and reflection. Gifted pianist. She visited the sick and taught catechism to children.

Much against her mother‘s wishes, she entered the Discalced Carmelite monastery in Dijon, France on 2 August 1901. Though noted for great spiritual growth, she was also plagued with periods of powerful darkness, and her spiritual director expressed doubts over Elizabeth’s vocation. She completed her noviate, and took her final vows on 11 January 1903. She became a spiritual director for many, and left a legacy of letters and retreat guides. Her dying words: I am going to Light, to Love, to Life!

Born

Died

  • 9 November 1906 at Dijon, Côte-d’Or, France of Addison’s disease, a hormone disorder whose side effects are painful and exhausting

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Elizabeth, contact
       Carmel de Dijon
       Flavignerot
       21160 Marsannay-la-Côte, FRANCE

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Readings

I think that in Heaven my mission will be to draw souls by helping them to go out of themselves in order to cling to God by a wholly simple and loving movement, and to keep them in this great silence within which will allow God to communicate Himself to them and to transform them into Himself. -Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

Make a little cell in your heart for Jesus of the Agony; take refuge there, when you hear Him outraged by men, try to make reparation; you, at least, love Him and keep your heart quite pure for Him. Oh! If you only knew how the good God love pure hearts! It is there that He loves to reign. - Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity“. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 December 2014. Web. 25 December 2014. <>