This Present Paradise: A Spiritual Journey with St. Elizabeth of the Trinity (Paperback)
Decades before Vatican II called for the sanctification of the laity, St. Elizabeth of the Trinity prophetically claimed that holiness is not exclusively the domain of priests and nuns but is truly for everyone.
God created the human soul to be a special channel of His grace on earth and to serve as a unique image of His love. Few saints have spoken to hearts as acutely as St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, who has helped even the busiest, weariest, and most distracted of us create an inner chamber within our souls where we can rest in God's peace and love.
In this tender yet powerful book, author Claire Dwyer takes you on a spiritual journey with this little-known but fast-ascending saint. She shows you how to overcome aridity in prayer and discover ways to bring peace to familial relationships. You will learn how to identify and fulfill the specific mission God has for you and how to draw courage and meaning from
About the Author
Claire Dwyer works for the Avila Foundation as marketing manager as well editor and contributor on its website spiritualdirection.com. She has a degree in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and is now a student in the Avila Institute's graduate program in Spiritual Theology. She is author of This Present Paradise: A Spiritual Journey with St. Elizabeth of the Trinity (Sophia Institute Press, 2021). She has been featured in such publications as the National Catholic Register, the Catechetical Review, and Catholic Exchange, and writes regularly on her own website EventheSparrow.com on everything from saints and scripture to the interior life. Most importantly, she has been married for 23 years and has six children, ages 22-8, all of whom keep her on her toes --and on her knees.