Elisabeth Leseur


Born
in Paris, France
October 16, 1866

Died
March 03, 1914

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Élisabeth Arrighi Leseur was a French mystic best known for her spiritual diary and the conversion of her husband, Félix Leseur (1861–1950), a medical doctor and well known leader of the French anti-clerical, atheistic movement.

After her death, her husband found a note by her addressed to himself, that prophesied about his conversion and him becoming a priest. In order to get rid of such "superstition", Félix left for the Marian shrine of Lourdes, wanting to expose the reports of the healings there as fake. At the Lourdes grotto however, he experienced a religious conversion. Félix subsequently published his wife's journal.

In the fall of 1919 he became a Dominican novice. He was ordained a priest in 1923 and spent much of his remaining twe
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The Secret Diary of Elisabe...

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Secret Diary of Elisabeth L...

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My Spirit Rejoices: The Dia...

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“Why do we wait until tomorrow to do good? Why do we wait to be rich before giving? Is not the gift of ourselves better than money, and is there a day or even an hour in which we could not give a tear or a smile to someone who is suffering?”
Elisabeth Leseur, Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur

“Every human being is an incalculable force, bearing within him something of the future. 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, but our words and works, handed on from one to another, will continue to do good or harm to remote generations. This is why life is a sacred thing, and we ought not to pass through it thoughtlessly, but to appreciate its value and use it so that, when we are gone, the sum total of good in the world may be greater.”
Elisabeth Leseur, Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur

“All that is good in me I owe to God alone, whose fatherly action is continuous and is so plainly visible in my life that, in spite of great trials and this recent sorrow — the greatest of all — I can still offer Him fervent thanks and must try in future to transform my soul and life to His service.”
Elisabeth Leseur, Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur