The Complete Works of Elizabeth of The Trinity, 2 Vol. Set
Introduction by Conrad De Meester, OCD
Edited by John Sullivan, OCD
Translated by Aletheia Kane, OCD
This is a two volume set:
The Complete Works of Elizabeth of The Trinity, vol. 1 — Major Spiritual Writings |Translated by Aletheia Kane, OCD | 204 pages
Elizabeth of the Trinity (Elizabeth Catez), who died in 1906 at the age of 26 in the Carmel of Dijon, is a mystic for our times, with a profound spirituality rooted not in visions and voices but in attention to the indwelling Trinity and in the call to become a "praise of glory" for God. This first volume of her Complete Works contains her major spiritual writings, including two sets of retreat notes ("Heaven in Faith" and "Last Retreat") and her famous prayer "O My God, Trinity Whom I Adore." A comprehensive introduction to Elizabeth's life and spirituality by the editor, Conrad De Meester, is also included, along with detailed notes and 5 pages of photos.
The Complete Works of Elizabeth of The Trinity, vol. 2 — Letters From Carmel |Translated by Anne Englund Nash | 400 pages
In his introductions and careful notes, Father Conrad De Meester, OCD, explains the background of each of Elizabeth's letters from Carmel, most of which have never before been published in English. Anne Englund Nash continues the style set in the first volume of the Complete Works, presenting a translation that reflects both the literary nuances and spirit of the original French texts.
This second of three volumes of her Complete Works contains all of Elizabeth's surviving letters from Carmel. It includes 8 photos, background information and the horarium for the Dijon Carmel, as well as the floor plan for the monastery.
In simple and tender language, writing to friends and family, Elizabeth returns again and again to the great themes of her spirituality: the indwelling Trinity, silence and solitude, living by love, becoming a "praise of glory" (laudem gloriae) by sharing in the dying and rising of Jesus Christ. Here too we find many of her best-known sayings, e.g., "I have found my heaven on earth, for heaven is God, and God is in my soul."
Volume 3 still in preparation.