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Servant of God Blandina Segale’s ministry in the American West as a Sister of Charity, and Mother Seton’s experiences founding her community in Emmitsburg, share much in common with classic western movies. In both their stories, Jesus is the true hero.
St. Peter is honored because despite his weaknesses he loved and followed Jesus and became the first pope. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton also chose a difficult path when she answered God’s call and entered the Catholic Church. Like St. Peter, Mother Seton’s humility became her greatest glory.
Like Mother Seton, the young saints Francisco and Jacinta were given the grace and strength to do what God called them to do with fierceness of faith. They had perfect trust in Him who died for our sins.
For St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the three Lenten marks of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving were a way of life. Her words can inspire us to view these three practices of Lent as one integrated act.
It’s no wonder that Mother Seton and the Dominican friar known as Fra Angelico experienced God so intensely in Italy, a land of splendid Catholic art and liturgy. They weren’t satisfied with a God who was merely transcendent, but yearned for the One who gave His life for the world and became our living bread.
Mother Seton didn’t walk the Way of the Cross alone during her life, but rather she surrounded herself with a community, with whom she journeyed in mutual dependence, step by step, along the path Christ set for them. During Lent, together with the Church, we are all invited to do the same.
If we really understood Lent, we would be as enthralled with Ash Wednesday as Mother Seton was. It is through our Lenten journey inward into “the great empty” that we encounter God and meet our authentic selves.
Though more than a millennium separates us from the evangelical mission of Saints Cyril and Methodius, and two centuries from Mother Seton, their approach to evangelization is a model for the Church today.
An important step in Mother Seton’s conversion took place on Ash Wednesday, when she first entered the Catholic Church.
The love between spouses is a mirror of God’s enduring love for us. Few examples of such love are more poignant than Elizabeth Ann Seton’s tender care for her dying husband William during their long quarantine in a damp lazaretto after their journey to Italy.
As Lent approaches, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Scholastica remind us to examine our hearts and prioritize and cultivate a fervent desire for God.
The saint and the poet lived and wrote to communicate God’s glory and intimacy with humankind.
Their boundless capacity for love, friendship and wonder deepened our understanding of the spirituality of children forever.
The mid-twentieth century immigrant film director and the early-nineteenth century saint born into Manhattan’s elite shared a deep concern for society’s poor and outcasts that was grounded in their Catholic faith.
The French Catholic writer and the American saint each knew that God’s light shines brightest in the deepest darkness.
There could hardly be two women who lived in such different cultures as Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, yet Mary spoke to each of them.
Elizabeth Seton and Sigrid Undset were feminist icons without officially becoming feminists because they drew their strength from their Catholicism.
The Catholic writer and the Catholic saint each grounded their lives and their works in the astonishing power of grace.
Luigi Giussani and Elizabeth Seton never planned to found religious movements. Their mission was to love God and neighbor and proclaim that the Incarnate God lives now, in the Eucharist and in our encounters with the people we are given.
Discover the inspirational life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Visit the brand new Seton Shrine Museum with engaging, hands-on technology, new artifacts, and more!Read More
Awe-inspiring and amazing are a few words people have used to describe the Basilica.Read More
Step back in time to the year 1818 at St. Joseph’s Academy, and engage with our living history interpreters, including our Junior History Interpreters who portrays real students from Mother Seton’s time.Read More
Step back in time while you tour the Stone House, which was originally built in the mid-1700s.Read More
This historic home was built in 1810 when Elizabeth Ann Seton realized one home wasn’t enough for all that she had in mind.Read More
In 1809, Mother Seton and her companions took a walk through the dense woods on their property to select a site for a cemetery.Read More