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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Want to Read saving…. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Inshe married Felix Leseur, a medical doctor from a similarly affluent background, but no longer Catholic a point she discovered only shortly before their wedding.
I highly recommend it, especially for those who live in communities or societies which are hostile to expressions of faith read: Teresa of Avila, St. Elisabeth Leseur’s spirituality is profound and inspiring, and one that many can aspire to replicate in today’s religious climate.
And due to those supernatural insights, she was unyielding in her commitment to the task God had assigned to her-to save ellisabeth soul of her husband. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Divorce-proof your Marriage by Emulating Servant of God Elisabeth Leseur
Aug 28, Dawn is currently reading it. Dec 05, Wallis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Instead, he might be the sort of person who needs the experience of feeling her loss to himself to wake up.
Her example of perseverance-like Jesus Christ-is to be admired. Heather rated it really liked it Feb 23, This inspiring book gives you a splendid example of how to live as a Christian in ,eseur secular environment that can be indifferent or hostile to your Faith.
Overall, the true value of the book is the testimony of Elizabeth’s faith. So, while they personally renounced wealth and led holy lives, they also had the wherewithal to conspicuously do great good for the poor, the sick and the orphaned. It is rare to find a book of such vital import that it changes one’s life. Two bullet points on how this book has been super helpful thus far: Light in the Darkness 4.
She might be under consideration for sainthood but she didn’t do what those with her vocation to marriage should: While eloquent and heartfelt, I lesejr really identify with Madame Leseur.
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Her current status in the process is that of a Flisabeth of God. Couples practice their faith according to their needs, desires or even not at all. The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur: It’s not the kind of book you can casually plow through.
Shannon rated it it was amazing Mar 03, 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.
Jan 21, Karin rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. For me, I derived much insight from the small pamphlet titled: Sep 21, Christian Engler rated it it was amazing.
It is an overview of a particular period, and that alone has some worth. Is not the gift of ourselves better than money, and is there a day or even an hour in which we could not give a tear or a smile to someone who is suffering?
lleseur She could argue against him, stating emphatically why she believed what she did. You need to savor every page slowly, figure it out in your life, take it to prayer.
They were royals or at least stinking rich. She thus underwent a religious conversion at the age of thirty-two. She contracted hepatitis as a child and throughout eliisabeth life suffered painful relapses. Therese of Lisieux, she found her own little way to open Felix’s intellect to the truth, and her diary ekisabeth that, which, by-the-way, is oddly written, not in a consistent day-to-day pattern; it is sporadic, a brief paragraph here, a couple of pages there, but each entry faith-filled and thoroughly eye-opening.
If you are starved for saintly companions and think that there is too much insincerity in the church or are between a rock and hard place between doing what’s right and what’s popular, this book – by presenting a modern lay perspective – will de-isolate and support you! Elisabeth Leseur Average rating: Elizabeth was neither pliably accepting nor a zealot in regards to her faith; she chose to sufferer quietly, and like St. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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