“I Will Exalt You”
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity
“O Lord, what is it to me whether I feel or do not feel, whether I am in darkness or in light, whether I have joy or suffering, when I can be recollected in the light created in me by Your words? I feel a kind of shame in differentiating between such matters, and while I feel that I am still affected by them, I heartily despise myself for my want of love, but I quickly turn my gaze upon You, my divine Master, to be delivered by You… I will exalt You above Your sweetness and sensible consolations, for I am resolved to pass by all else in order to be united with You.”
Art for this post on St. Elizabeth of the Trinity’s prayer “I Will Exalt You”: Portrait visage d’Elisabeth de la Trinité portant son habit de carmélite (Face portrait of Elisabeth of the Trinity in Carmelite habit), Willuconquer, undated, CCA-SA 3.0 Unported, Wikimedia Commons.