This Present Paradise

A Spiritual Journey with St. Elizabeth of the Trinity


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Decades before Vatican II called for the sanctification of the laity, St. Elizabeth of the Trinity prophetically claimed that holiness is not exclusively the domain of priests and nuns but is truly for everyone.

God created the human soul to be a special channel of His grace on earth and to serve as a unique image of His love. Few saints have spoken to hearts as acutely as St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, who has helped even the busiest, weariest, and most distracted of us create an inner chamber within our souls where we can rest in God's peace and love.

In this tender yet powerful book, author Claire Dwyer takes you on a spiritual journey with this little-known but fast-ascending saint. She shows you how to overcome aridity in prayer and discover ways to bring peace to familial relationships. You will learn how to identify and fulfill the specific mission God has for you and how to draw courage and meaning from the inevitable sufferings you will face. 

Best of all, you will learn how to encounter and live in union with God, which opens up a sanctuary of peace within your soul. 

The purpose of your life is not something to discover in the remote future. You can begin to live your ultimate end — union with the Trinity — right now in the secret center of your heart, where the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit already dwell. 

St. Elizabeth of the Trinity has revealed the way. Read this book, and you will see with new eyes that your eternal destiny is already living within you, in this present paradise.

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"I was captivated by the prophetic life of Elizabeth of the Trinity and found myself longing to dive deeper into the heart of the Trinity. With the perfect balance of spiritual inspiration and practical wisdom, this book will meet you wherever you are in your spiritual journey and take you deeper."

Michelle Benzinger
Host of Abiding Together Podcast, Creative Director of Greenhouse Collective
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"For the everyday busy woman, Claire Dwyer's book is a wonderful devotional to help you deepen your spirituality and find peace in this uncertain time. It’s practical, easy, and for women of all ages!"

Crystalina Evert
Author, Speaker, Founder of Women Made New
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"I found myself not wanting to put the book down because of its engaging style. I highly recommend this book for Catholics who desire friendship with a saint who offers a treasury for our present generation. May this book spread far and wide because its contents are transformative and timeless."

Kathleen Beckman
Author, 'A Family Guide to Spiritual Warfare and Praying for Priests'
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"How do we embrace the communion of saints? We invite them to join us on our spiritual journeys as dear friends and guides. Claire Dwyer introduces St. Elizabeth of the Trinity in This Present Paradise to us, blending her insights into her vocation with St. Elizabeth's reflections as a Carmelite. Beautifully written."

Kimberly Hahn
Author, Apologist, Founder of Beloved and Blessed
  • Pages: 240
  • Format(s): Paperback, Kindle
  • ISBN: 978-1-64413-287-6
  • Product Code: 2876
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: January 10, 2021
  • Categories: Bestsellers, By Title, Saints and Angels
A MUST READ! Very inspiring, thought provoking and beautifully written!
I couldn't put this book down! I love how Claire Dwyer weaves her own experiences as a mother of six and her busy life into the life of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity. Claire, please write more for us!! This book is very inspiring and I want to read more of St. Elizabeth now especially the "Complete Works". I enjoyed Claire's scriptural additions and questions for personal reflection at the end of each chapter. Claire references many spiritual books & authors throughout, which I will be adding to my spiritual reading list! I came away from this book filled with Hope that as a mother and grand mother, I too, have a place in God's loving plan and happy with where God has placed me within my family and parish. It's so true Claire, we don't have to be anything other than what God has called us to!
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Beautifully written! I knew nothing about this saint but now I love her! Thank you for sharing her story and “this present paradise” in which we now live. I read a few chapters nightly to absorb the material. It is great material to ponder!
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Beautiful and inspiring. The perfect devotional for busy women.
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