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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For many years now I have kept Elisabeth as my companion during Lent; a great Spiritual Director in an age of darkness.

√Člisabeth Leseur

There were many memorable passages, but my favorite comes from Resolutions Heather rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Hopefully, he was a decent priest. This space should always reflect Aleteia values.

Dec 05, Wallis rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is an overview of a particular period, and that alone has some worth. Nov 15, Francine Anene added it.

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

Esparza Editor in Chief. I’m sure the author was a devout and holy woman, but there just wasn’t much here that left me inspired or gave me an “aha” moment. Elizabeth finds such solace in our Lord even elieabeth though around elisabdth – including her husband – mocked her. Apr 29, Catherine rated it really liked it Shelves: Elisabeth experienced an extreme degree of spiritual isolation owing to the timbre of her times in Paris high society.

In her health deteriorated to the extent that she was forced to lead a primarily sedentary life, receiving visitors and directing her household from a chaiselonge. Didn’t receive confirmation instructions? Dec 21, Kathleen rated it liked it.


He was ordained a priest in and spent much of his remaining 27 years publicly speaking about his wife’s spiritual writings. He not only refused elisabegh 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.

She had had hepatitis as a child, and it recurred throughout her life with attacks of varying severity.

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. Sheenwho would later become an archbishop and popular American television and radio figure, made a retreat under the direction of Fr.

Charity was the organizing principle of her asceticism. Yet, it separated her from her great earthly love, her very husband. She was so very inspiring, so lesejr of the Holy Spirit. Yet, it was while reading the heterodox Life of Jesus by Ernest Renan that she had a profound conversion to the truth of her faith. 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, elisabeyh dying romantic spark, stress, et cetera.

Paperbackpages. Her husband ‘reverted’ after her death and went on to Elisabeth Leseur’s spirituality is profound and inspiring, and one that many can aspire to replicate in today’s religious climate.

And even then there is unfortunately a lukewarm approach to it. In her approach to mortification, she followed Francis de Sales who recommended moderation and internal, hidden strategies instead of external practices.


Julie rated elisabehh it was amazing May 15, Having a country as part of their names is a clue that their lives are not a lot like ours.

Maybe I’m missing something?

Dec 01, Gina rated it really liked it. I highly recommend it, especially for those who live in communities or societies which are hostile to expressions of faith read: Elisabeth’s cause for Canonization is now open at the Vatican.

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

Two bullet points on how this book has been super helpful thus far: They were royals or at least stinking rich. Trivia About The Secret Diary Want to Read saving… Error rating book. After her death, her husband found a note by her addressed to himself, that prophesied about his conversion and him becoming a priest.

In the fall of he became a Dominican novice. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Christopher Grodecki rated it it elisabfth amazing Jul 08, I realize she was coping with trials and illnesses I am not, as I am dealing with struggles like raising children she likely wished she shared.

By signing, I acknowledge and agree to the Terms and Conditions. It is an excellent model for those that are the believing spouse, unevenly yoked with an unbeliever.