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Friday, March 04, 2016

Blessed Be Manuel and Elizabeth

In a March 3 audience with the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis approved the publication of decrees that advance a dozen sainthood causes.
In approving separate decrees on miracles attributed to the intercession of Blessed Manuel González García (1877-1940) and Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity (1880-1906), the Pontiff has paved the way for their canonizations.

Elizabeth of the Trinity

 Blessed Elizabeth was a Discalced Carmelite:

 The Discalced Carmelites are men and women, in religious consecration and lay people, who dedicate themselves to a life of prayer. The Carmelite nuns live in cloistered (enclosed) monasteries and follow a completely contemplative life. The Carmelite friars while following a contemplative life also engage in the promotion of spirituality through their retreat centers, parishes and churches. Lay people, known as the Secular Order, follow their contemplative call in their everyday activities. Devotion to Our Lady is a characteristic of Carmelites and is symbolized by wearing the brown scapular

"I am the Lord of the Dance, said he..."