ELISABETH LESEUR PDF

For Elisabeth Leseur had two great loves: God, and her husband Felix. How could such an intelligent woman waste her time, as he saw it, with ignorant superstitions? Sometimes he and his friends would even ridicule and mock her faith. But Elisabeth loved Felix too much to allow their home to degenerate into an emotional war zone.

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Wife, Convert, Socialite, Mystic, Lover of Beauty, Evangelist Elisabeth Leseur As a married woman and mystic whose prayer and suffering converted her atheist husband, Elisabeth Leseur is a compelling example of holiness lived in the context of marriage and in secular society.

Raised in a wealthy Parisian home as the daughter of a distinguished lawyer, Elisabeth married Felix Leseur, a journalist and diplomat. A few years into their marriage, Elisabeth experienced a conversion that led her to embrace a hidden path of union with God in the environment of her marriage and social life. Her husband Felix, an atheist, was involved in the anti-Catholic movement, along with many friends who were hostile to the faith.

In addition to this emotional and spiritual sorrow, Elisabeth suffered from many physical ailments, including liver problems, typhoid fever, and intestinal issues. Let our lives be a perpetual song of love for God, first of all, and for all human beings who suffer, love, and mourn. Let deep joy live in us.

Let us be like the lark, enemy of the night, who always announces the dawn and awakens in each creature the love of light and life. Let us awaken others to the spiritual life. She spent a great amount of time, money, and energy providing for the poor and needy through the efforts of Catholic Action. She also founded an affordable and respectable home for single working girls.

Elisabeth was a source of spiritual counsel for many people with whom she met and corresponded.

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Wife, Convert, Socialite, Mystic, Lover of Beauty, Evangelist Elisabeth Leseur As a married woman and mystic whose prayer and suffering converted her atheist husband, Elisabeth Leseur is a compelling example of holiness lived in the context of marriage and in secular society. Raised in a wealthy Parisian home as the daughter of a distinguished lawyer, Elisabeth married Felix Leseur, a journalist and diplomat. A few years into their marriage, Elisabeth experienced a conversion that led her to embrace a hidden path of union with God in the environment of her marriage and social life. Her husband Felix, an atheist, was involved in the anti-Catholic movement, along with many friends who were hostile to the faith.

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Elisabeth Leseur

She had had hepatitis as a child, and it recurred throughout her life with attacks of varying severity. She thus underwent a religious conversion at the age of thirty-two. From this time on, she saw her major task in praying for the conversion of her husband, while remaining patient with his constant attacks on her faith. When she was able, she worked on charitable projects for poor families and funded other charitable activities. Largely unknown by her husband, she had a vast spiritual correspondence for many years. She was concerned about the "poor" or the "least," but her deteriorating health restricted her ability to respond to this concern.

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