Monday, November 8, 2010

Patron Saint!

My patron saint for the coming liturgical year is Servant of God Elisabeth Leseur!  I can't find very much on her, but what I did find made me fall in love with her!  Get this-she was infertile!  Her husband was an atheist and made fun of her for her piety, but she stayed firm in her faith.  She also was sickly most of her life (just like me!) and offered up all of her sufferings for her husband.  She died of breast cancer, and after her death, her husband found a note written by her, "In 1905, I asked almighty God to send me sufficient sufferings to purchase your soul. On the day that I die, the price will have been paid. Greater love than this no woman has than she who lay down her life for her husband."  Well, he ended up converting and becoming a Dominican priest!  My new patron is amazing!

Here's a quote from her:
"I know by experience that in hours of trial certain graces are obtained for others that all our efforts had not previously obtained. I have thus concluded that suffering is the higher form of action, the best expression in the wonderful communion of saints. . . . Through it God consents to accomplish everything. Suffering helps Christ to save the world and souls. When I am overwhelmed by the immensity of my desires for those I love, . . . it is toward suffering that I turn. It is through suffering that I ask to be allowed to serve as an intermediary between God and souls. It is the perfect form of prayer, the only infallible form of action. "

P.S. All my information is from Wikipedia, so hopefully it's accurate! :)


  1. What a beautiful saint! After I read this post I went and googled her and saw the book that was made from her diary and it looks amazing!

  2. That's awesome! Has "Where Angel's Blog" posted patron saints? Where are people getting these saints from?

  3. I LOVE Elizabeth Leseur! You should check her book out - it is awesome! I am currently reading it. There is so much to learn and yes she was infertile. Her husband Felix wrote in the opening to her diary - that their inability to have children was her "one inconsolable grief".

    God Bless you and Servant of God Elizabeth Leseur - pray for us!

  4. Complicated Life, yes she has! :) I think you've got a couple more days to put your name in!

    JBTC, I really, really want her book now! I'll try to find it somewhere online. :)