October 14, 2016
Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity will be canonized by Pope Francis on October 16, 2016. The writings of this Carmelite mystic are well known and her spirituality is found to have many similarities to that of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (1873 – 1897). Blessed Elizabeth was born Élisabeth Catez in 1880 near Bourges, France; entered the Discalced Carmelite monastery in Dijon, France, in 1901; and died there five years later from Addison's disease. The Carmelite monastery in Trois-Rivières has asked the CCCB to forward to you information about her and her upcoming canonization. This information is found on the website www.elisabeth-dijon.org and provides details (mainly in French) about her canonization, her life and her message.
In addition to Blessed Elizabeth, the pope will canonize Blesseds Manuel Gonzalez Garcia, a Spanish bishop known for his devotion to eucharistic adoration; Guillaume-Nicolas-Louis Leclerq, a Christian Brother martyred during the September Massacres in Paris after refusing to swear allegiance to the new government following the French Revolution; Lodovico Pavoni, the Italian founder of the Sons of Mary Immaculate, now commonly known as the Pavonians; and Alfonso Maria Fusco, an Italian priest who founded the Congregation of the Baptistine Sisters of the Nazarene.