Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity, HPB

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Sister Elizabeth
of the Trinity
Our First Handmaid

Of the first three women who came to New Mexico to begin the Handmaids of the Precious Blood, only Sister Elizabeth persevered in her vocation until death. A victim of childhood polio at age 11, she was paralyzed below the waist, but was so undeterred in her pursuit of God that our Founder, Father Gerald Fitzgerald s.P., would say of her that while “her body was on crutches, her spirit was on wings.” Always grateful for her calling as a Handmaid, her ever present smile was remembered by all who knew her.