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 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.
Elisabeth Leseur (Author of The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur)
Conversely, because of Felix’s atheistic stance toward religion and Catholicism in particular, he was a mean-spirited bully, and he forcefully yet consistently willed himself to try to extinguish the flame of love that his wife had for God. Her current status in the process is that of a Servant of God. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
May 27, Kathy rated it it was amazing Shelves: For Elisabeth Leseur had two great loves: Elisabeth Leseur Average rating: Mar 12, Christine rated it really liked it.
Therese of Lisieux, she found her own little way to open Felix’s intellect to the truth, and her diary illustrates 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.
He was ordained a priest in and spent much of his remaining twenty seven years publicly speaking about his wife’s spiritual writings. Chris rated it liked it Jan 01, He not only refused to practice Catholicism, he was outwardly and vehemently hostile toward the faith, becoming well-known as the editor of an atheistic and anti-clerical Parisian newspaper at a time when these opinions were the height of chic in Parisian society.
Sheen subsequently repeated this conversion story in many of his presentations. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Thus, her love was – in the end – more important than good deeds. But because it was written as a personal journal by someone who I am sure never imagined she would be considered for canonization, there is a lot of repetition that could have been edited out. Elizabeth finds such solace in our Lord even as though around her – including her husband – mocked her.
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Her letter to her godson on being a faithful servant of Christ was my favorite part. Discover new books on Goodreads. Eoisabeth, he might be the sort of person who needs the experience of feeling her loss to himself to wake up. In she had surgery and radiation for a malignant tumor, recovered, and then was bedridden by July Light in the Darkness 4. 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.
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Forcing her to read heretical books and go against Catholic teaching and ceremony, she eventually lost her faith, apparently for almost two years. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ruffing TranslatorWendy M. Leseu, I would like to receive information from Aleteia partners.
The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur: Dec 05, Wallis rated it it was amazing Shelves: But the diary is also a capsule of the times in which she lived – 19th and 20th century France.
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Born on Ellsabeth 16,Pauline Elisabeth Arrighi was an educated, cultured, gentle, but only conventionally Catholic French woman from a well-to-do family.
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. A diary of suffering transformed. It took a long time, as I would read only a few pages, then have to meditate upon her words.
My group of friends tried to read this over the summer. Jun 08, Heather rated it liked it. Kind-of felt like dessert.
Teresa of Avila, St. At Elisabeth’s death her husband, Felix, found her secret journal; and as he read the pages of the journal, his heart turning peseur remorse, the last vestige of his hatred for the Catholic Church was swept away in the tide of his beloved wife’s counsel. Whatever section you read, you will definitely get something of vital goodness out of it.
And she did it to the hilt.