Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity – Saint of the Day – November 8

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Biography

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Profile. Born: 18 July 1880 in France, Europe. Worked in France. Died: 9 November 1906 in Dijon, Côte-d’Or, France. Feast Day is celebrated on November 8.

The Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity – Saint of the Day

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 18 July 1880
Country of Birth France in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Nuns/Sisters
Profession Missionary
Place of Work France
Date of Death 9 November 1906
Place of Death Dijon, Côte-d’Or, France
Feast Day November 8
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 25 November 1984
Canonization Canonized by Pope Francis on 16 October 2016
Patron Saint of against bodily ills
against the death of parents
against illness
against sickness
sick people


Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Biography

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity was the daughter of Captain Joseph Catez and Marie Catez. Her father died when she was seven, leaving her mother to raise Elizabeth and her sister Marguerite. She was noted as a lively, popular girl, extremely stubborn, given to fits of rage, with great reverence for God, and an early attraction to a life of prayer and reflection. Gifted pianist. She visited the sick and taught catechism to children.

Against her mother‘s wishes, she entered the Discalced Carmelite monastery in Dijon, France on 2 August 1901. Though noted for great spiritual growth, she was also plagued with periods of powerful darkness and her spiritual director expressed doubts over Elizabeth’s vocation.

She completed her novitiate and took her final vows on 11 January 1903 where she became a spiritual director for many, leaving a legacy of letters and retreat guides. Her dying words: I am going to Light, to Love, to Life!