ElizabethSt. Elizabeth of the Trinity spent just five years as a Discalced Carmelite nun before her death at age twenty-six. Yet she had discovered and lived her secret of holiness for years before as an active laywoman: dwelling in the perennial presence of the Holy Trinity “in the heaven of our soul.” Pope Saint John Paul II beatified St. Elizabeth in 1984, describing her as “a brilliant witness of love and joy,” and a  “prophet of the presence of God.” She was canonized on October 16, 2016, by Pope Francis.
The following novena follows St. Elizabeth of the Trinity’s prayer to the Trinity, which she composed after attending an eight-day community retreat on the Mystery of the Incarnation. We invite you to pray along with us during the days of this novena.