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When Elizabeth Leseur’s husband, Felix — an avowed atheist — discovered this diary, he converted and later answered God’s call to become a. Elisabeth and Felix Leseur in Elisabeth and Me (). By the time this volume appears, I shall have left the world, and entered the seminary. My beloved. The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur: The Woman Whose Goodness Changed Her Husband from Atheist to Priest [Elisabeth Leseur] on *FREE*.

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Her current status in the process is that of a Servant of God. Quotes by Elisabeth Leseur. Thus, her love was – in the end – more important than good deeds. Jan 03, Joyce rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is founded primarily on unceasing prayer and sacrifice for those estranged from the faith, an unwavering but unostentatious love for her husband who not only ceased his own practice of the faith but unrelentingly mocked her for hers, and conviction about the power of participation in Christian love and charity.

After her death, her husband found a note by her addressed to himself, that prophesied about his conversion and him becoming a priest.

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This is why life is a sacred thing, and we ought not to pass through it thoughtlessly, but to appreciate its value and use it so that, when we are gone, the sum lesfur of good in the world may be greater.

Every once in a while, there was something really kind of good, but mostly it was the same thing over and over: At age 32, however, she resumed practicing her faith and began to read great spiritual works to better defend it.

Usually, the bad moments in a marriage will stem from fiscal issues, lack of quality and quantity of personal time, poor communication skills, a dying romantic spark, stress, et cetera.

It is rare to find a book of such vital import that it changes one’s life. From the beginning, she organized her spiritual life around a disciplined pattern of prayer, meditation, reading, sacramental practice, and writing. She was concerned about the “poor” or the “least,” but her deteriorating health restricted her ability to respond to this concern.


She holds the light of Eternal Truth and points out the way with calm assurance.

Views Read Edit View history. I would, however, echo those who say that it becomes quite repetitive from about half way through, and an edited concise version would be more accessible Jun 08, Heather rated it liked it.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Her husband ‘reverted’ after her death and went on to become a Dominican priest, travelling around Europe to promulgate Elisabeth’s wisdom as documented in this diary. I’m sure leser author was a devout and holy woman, but there just wasn’t much here that left me inspired or gave me an “aha” moment.

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What if you join this community of benefactors? One would simply believe and accept that faith is When you think of marriage, you know that it’s going to be a memorable journey, despite the fact that it will naturally be peppered with its ups and downs.

In the fall of he became a Dominican novice. She had had hepatitis as a child, and it recurred throughout her life with attacks of varying elissabeth. God, and her husband Felix. At the end of her life, when her diary was read by her husband and he realized what she sacrificed on his behalf, it propelled him to enter religious life, just as his wife had predicted some years earlier when he would become a widower.

Divorce-proof your Marriage by Emulating Servant of God Elisabeth Leseur

But there was one important factor that caused a profound rift, and that was Elizabeth’s quiet yet intense faith versus Felix’s antagonistic and militant atheism. Her letter to her godson on being a faithful servant of Christ was my favorite part. Mar 12, Christine rated it really liked it. Ruffing TranslatorWendy M. Aleteia offers you this space lesdur comment on articles.

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Divorce-proof your Marriage by Emulating Servant of God Elisabeth Leseur

The book makes real or “flesh” that the afterlife does reward true good deeds even if they only bring you the cross while on Earth. Elisabeth Leseur Average rating: Bridget Blanton rated it really liked it Sep 30, Charity was the organizing principle of her asceticism.

By making a donation, 4, readers have made it possible for you to read this article, for free. However, there were occasional moments elisabbeth grace-from God-that elevated her lesehr complete despair. Like any truly worthwhile goal, it places demands upon us, it ekisabeth us, it calls us to be elisabbeth to sacrifice our own interests for the good of the other. There’s some lovely wisdom in this book. Your contribution would be a great gift to those who cannot afford to support our mission financially, but who find Aleteia to be a daily source of inspiration.

I looked forward to reading a little bit of it at night, after everyone was asleep. She was so very inspiring, so full of the Holy Spirit. Chris rated it liked it Jan 01, Didn’t receive confirmation instructions?

In Fulton J. Having a country as part of their names is a clue that their lives are not a lot like ours. A diary of suffering transformed. Elizabeth, because of her faith, was pious, gentle, compassionate, open-minded, prayerful, all the good components that a healthy faith will imbue into a soul.

Open Preview See a Problem? It is an excellent model for those that are the believing spouse, unevenly yoked with an unbeliever. They were royals or at least stinking rich.