active contemplative

Daily Reflection — Lights for Christ

"Charity of St. Elizabeth of Hungary" (detail) by Edmund Blair Leighton

“From this time onward Elizabeth’s goodness greatly increased. She was a lifelong friend of the poor and gave herself entirely to relieving the hungry… “Apart from those active good works, I declare before God that I have seldom seen a more contemplative woman.” (From a letter of Conrad of Marburg, Spiritual Director to St. Elizabeth of Hungary) Today is the […]