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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I cannot praise this book enough. Sep 21, Christian Engler rated it it was amazing. He was instrumental in opening the cause for Elisabeth’s beatification in After her death, her husband found a note by her addressed to himself, that prophesied about his conversion and him becoming a priest. Elisabeth Leseur Average rating: I would give this beautiful testament to faith 5 stars for spirituality and inspiration. Mar 12, Christine rated it really liked it.

Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Felix loved Elisabeth as well; yet to their mutual sorrow, he couldn’t share the life of the Spirit that Elisabeth cherished. Forcing her to read heretical books and go against Catholic teaching and ceremony, she eventually lost her faith, apparently for almost two years.

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.

There’s also a lot of repetition. Reconciling to the Church, Felix Leseur entered elisabetu seminary and became a Catholic priest. To the end of time, our daily words and actions will bear fruit, either good or bad; nothing that we have once given of ourselves will perish, but our words and works, handed on from one to another, will continue to do good or harm to remote generations.


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 Thus, her love elisbaeth – in the end – more important than good deeds. Sep 01, Michelle rated it really liked it.

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For most couples, devote faith kind of just flickers into the scene when something bad arises. Wright Foreword it was amazing 5.

Apr 29, Catherine rated it really liked it Shelves: Her husband was aggressively atheist, as were many of his friends and associates.

May 27, Kathy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yes, I would like to receive information from Aleteia partners. Janine rated it liked it Jul 30, And due to those supernatural insights, she was unyielding in her commitment to the task God had assigned to her-to save the soul of her husband.

Jane Fonner rated it it was amazing Jun 24, What a beautiful written book, you can never really know the depth of a woman’s heart and soul and this book hits both. Charity was the organizing principle of her asceticism. We pretty much live and die in relative or complete obscurity.

This inspiring book gives you a splendid example of how to live as a Christian in a secular environment that can be indifferent or hostile to your Faith.

For many years elisabet I have kept Elisabeth as my compani I cannot praise this book enough. Shannon rated it it was amazing Mar 03, John of the Cross in her own household and in her own right, living a perpetual Dark Night of the Soul. While eloquent and heartfelt, I didn’t really identify with Madame Leseur.


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Elisabeth Leseur (Author of The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur)

Like any truly worthwhile goal, it places demands upon us, it challenges us, it calls us to be prepared to sacrifice our own interests for the good of the other. Paperbackpages. After her death, her husband found a elisaabeth by her addressed to himself, that prophesied about his conversion and him becoming a priest.

It is She might be under consideration for sainthood but she didn’t do what those with her vocation to marriage should: Refresh and try again. Largely unknown by her husband, she had a vast spiritual correspondence for many years. The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur: There is a bombardment of causes. The spirituality is very Carmelite, embracing suffering and silence, with great hope in God’s mercy and goodness.

I loved the simplicity of this woman’s writing as well as her spirituality. Nicole rated it liked it Apr 29, Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Elizabeth finds such solace in our Lord even as though around her – including her husband – mocked her.

She was so very inspiring, so full of the Holy Spirit. Goodreads helps you keep track of eliwabeth you want to read.

It took a long time, as I would read only slisabeth few pages, then have to meditate upon her words. No trivia or quizzes yet.