Since its initial release, this book, now with ICS Publications, has been a valuable resource for those wanting to explore the key works and teachings of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity in a convenient format.
In this concise introduction to and anthology of the works of the young Carmelite from Dijon, Marian Murphy mines Elizabeth’s writings – her diary, letters, and poetry—for the most significant extracts that present the saint’s spiritual doctrine, then presents them with useful introductions and commentary.
Always Believe in Love is an excellent primer for those just discovering Elizabeth as well as a handy reference work for those wanting to deepen their familiarity with the saint’s key writings.
The book contains photos and a chronology of St. Elizabeth’s life.
About the Author
Marian Murphy has had a longtime interest in Elizabeth of the Trinity and has both written and lectured widely on Elizabeth’s works and spiritual teachings. In addition to this book, she has written The Vast Triangled Heart, a study of the life and spirituality of Elizabeth of the Trinity (Gracewing, 2011), and has also produced a series of audio lectures on the saint.
She holds a master’s degree in pastoral and religious education from the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham, England. Marian loves literature, nature, and music and enjoys playing violin in a local orchestra. She lives in Liverpool with her husband, David.
“Elizabeth is increasingly recognized as one of the greatest mystics and spiritual guides of our time. Marian Murphy has sensitively selected extracts from the saint’s writings in this excellent introduction to her spirituality.”
Author of He Is My Heaven
“The reader will meet with an excellent and sure guide to the spiritual life. Elizabeth of the Trinity is a vivacious and contemporary witness to the love of God. Marian Murphy has done a tremendous service in helping us to hear and understand the spiritual doctrine of this young French Carmelite. Those who do not yet know her will certainly meet her in these writings and in the admirable account of her life which Murphy presents. Those who already know something of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity will discover here thoughtful and penetrating insights into their spiritual friend.”
—Father David J. Oakley
Rector, St. Mary’s College
Archdiocese of Birmingham, England