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

The Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity is the Patron Saint of

1. Sick people
2. Loss of parents
3. Against illness

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Nuns/Sisters who became Saints

Today’s Readings – Year B

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity brief life History

Date of Birth 18 July 1880
Country of Birth France in Europe
Profession French Discalced Carmelite nun
Place of Work Dijon, France
Date of Death 9 November 1906 (aged 26)
Place of Death Dijon, France
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Feast Day 8 November
Beatification By Pope John Paul II on 25 November 1984 in Paris, France
Canonization By Pope Francis on 16 October 2016 at Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City
Patron Saint of 1. Sick people
2. Loss of parents
3. Against illness

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Feast Day Short life History

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity was also known as Elizabeth Catez. She was Daughter of Captain Joseph Catez and Marie Catez. Her father died when the girl was seven, leaving her mother to raise Elizabeth and her sister Marguerite.

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.

Much 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. She became a spiritual director for many, and left a legacy of letters and retreat guides. Her dying words: I am going to Light, to Love, to Life!

Today’s Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Feast Day Quote:

Elizabeth died at the age of 26 of Addison’s disease, which in the early 20th century had no cure. Though her death was painful, Elizabeth gratefully accepted her suffering as a gift from God. Her last words were: “I am going to Light, to Love, to Life!”

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Feast Day
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity Feast Day