“The contemplative nun rises in the morning to pray and work and obey and die a little more to herself, to offer herself for the Church with all the missionary zeal of the apostles and martyrs and in total union with them. And not one moment or ounce of her strength is wasted or dissipated.” Claire Dwyer continues her series on St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
Claire Dwyer explores the significance of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity’s given name, religious name–and our own names.
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