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

There is something in it for everyone, to be sure, but if you find yourself married to an unbeliever, there’s a lot in here to take to heart. 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.

Want to Read saving…. Open Preview See a Problem? Born on October 16,Pauline Elisabeth Arrighi was an educated, cultured, gentle, but only conventionally Catholic French woman from a well-to-do family. Her husband reads her diary and converts after her death. 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.


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.

After her death, her husband found a note by her addressed to himself, that prophesied about his conversion and him becoming a priest.

Refresh and try again. It’s not the kind of book you can casually plow through. This is a great spiritual guide for a laywoman.

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

elisabteh Heather rated it really liked it Feb 23, However, there were occasional moments of grace-from God-that elevated her from complete despair. A diary of suffering transformed. But there was one important factor that caused a profound rift, and that was Elizabeth’s quiet yet intense faith versus Felix’s antagonistic and militant atheism.

Jan 03, Joyce rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not Prepared to Donate? Feeling utterly alone, she became the female St. There is a bombardment of causes.

Her current status in the process is that of a Servant of God. With the aid of her spiritual director, she began a disciplined program of life grounded in her relationship with God. Yes, I would like to receive information from Aleteia partners.


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

Monica rated it it was amazing Apr 02, In the fall of he became a Dominican novice. Julie rated it it was amazing May 15, I loved elisabteh simplicity of this woman’s writing as well as her spirituality.

Like any truly worthwhile goal, it places demands upon lesehr, it challenges us, it calls us to be prepared to sacrifice our own interests for the good of the other.

Maybe I’m missing something? 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. Thus, her love was – in the end – more important than good deeds. 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, eliswbeth our words and works, handed on from one to another, will continue to do good or harm to remote generations.

Élisabeth Leseur

Her admonition to be as educated as possible I understand. When Felix began to attack her, she was able to defend herself and her faith. She thus underwent a religious conversion at the age of thirty-two.

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