We often think of saints and Christian heroes as courageous martyrs, bold evangelists, or untiring founders of religious orders. We envision people who had a dramatic impact on the Church and the world around them. But that’s not Elisabeth Leseur’s story. She is known and loved for the quiet way she established a disciplined habit of daily prayer and meditation, for her devotion to the sacraments, and for her insightful reflections. Hers was an interior heroism that shows how God calls and empowers all his people to live holy lives that make a difference.
Elisabeth was so quiet and reserved that it wasn’t until after her death in 1914 that her husband, Felix, an avowed atheist,...
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