Claire Dwyer recounts the day St. Elizabeth of the Trinity finally entered the convent and reflections on the meaning of leaving everything behind to follow Christ.
Therefore, that I might not become too elated, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, an angel of Satan, to beat me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it might leave me, but He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.’ I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. — 2 Corinthians 12:7–9
“Choose mortifications that don’t mortify others.” Claire Dwyer expounds on this saying of St. JosemarÍa Escrivá in today’s reflection.
When we surrender ourselves and our dearest things to Mary, she will determine the hour for their fulfillment, just as she did at Cana. St. Elizabeth of the Trinity discovers this in Claire Dwyer’s next in the series.