Extracts from the writings of this beatified Carmelite
Elizabeth Catez, born of a military family, died at the age of 26 as a cloistered Carmelite nun in Dijon, France. Known when a youngster for her beauty, temper tantrums and great skill at the piano, Elizabeths spiritual life came to be marked by a deep realization that the Trinity itself wishes to occupy our soul. Close to death she said: In heaven my mission will be to draw souls to interior recollection, by helping them to renounce self in order to adhere to God in all simplicity and love. This small collection, taken from her letters, offers a rare insight into how to love and be occupied by Jesus. She was beatified by John Paul II in 1984.
Jennifer Moorcroft is a Third-Order Carmelite and belongs to a local Carmelite Spirituality Group. She is married, and lives in Stevenage.