Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity - Elizabeth Catez

Feast Day - November 8th

ELIZABETH of the Trinity - Elizabeth Catez Profile:
Daughter of Captain Joseph Catez and Marie Catez. Her father died when she 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. Visited the sick and taught catechism to children.

Much against her mother's wishes, she entered the Discalced Carmelite monastery in Dijon, France on August 2, 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 novitiate, and took her final vows on January 11, 1903. She became a spiritual director for many, and left a legacy of letters and retreat guides.

Born - Sunday, July 18, 1880 in a military camp in the diocese of Bourges, France as Elizabeth Catez

Died -November 9, 1906 of Addison's disease, a hormone disorder whose side effects are painful and exhausting; her dying words, "I am going to Light, to Love, to Life!"

Beatified - November 25, 1984 by Pope John Paul II©2015