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In Padre Pio and Elizabeth Ann Seton, we see the diversity of the saints, and how the drama of the human soul is expressed in many different ways. But what unites them is their “yes” to God, which unlocks the power of a true disciple of Christ.
St. Thomas of Villanova and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton show us that obedience is the path to great works, and humility is what makes all the other virtues possible.
Through their lives of humility and service, Mother Seton and St. Joseph Cupertino encourage us as we face the day-to-day obstacles and trials of this world, on our way toward the next.
The lives of St. Hildegard of Bingen and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton show us the paradox of surrender—how fragile human vessels can become sudden and hopeful expressions of God’s own power.
Mother Seton suffered much during her life, from poverty and social hostility, to the deaths of many loved ones. She persevered and carried on her work, thanks to her faith and courage. But through it all, she always accepted her own weakness, knowing that the true source of her strength was the Crucified Christ.
Through the strength of their words and example, St. John Chrysostom and Mother Seton teach us the meaning of Christian charity: John through his powerful preaching and advocacy for the poor, Elizabeth through her spiritual writings and works of mercy.
Elizabeth Ann Seton and Frederic Ozanam grounded their lives in the true freedom of Christ, who took what appeared on the outside to be lives of tragic brevity, and brought forth from them great works of charity that continue to flourish today.
In their lives, Mother Teresa and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton experienced darkness that opened up the possibility of serving others in new ways, to bring the light of heaven to those in darkness on earth.
The wisdom of the Saints transcends time and place, as we see in the lives of St. Gregory the Great and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Separated by 1,200 years, each Saint lived in tumultuous times, balancing action and contemplation in ways that are relevant in any age.
God creates all women with a unique capacity for life-giving, nurturing love. Mother Seton and St. Jeanne Jugan show us how each woman expresses that gift in unique ways.
Celebrating Mother Seton’s birthday on August 28th reminds us that God calls forth new saints in every place and in every age. He needs only what he needed at Nazareth, when Mary first said “yes”—a willing heart. For the United States, he found such a heart in Elizabeth Ann Seton.
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.
Begin your visit with a brief film about Elizabeth Ann Seton and browsing our exhibits. including our latest, Sisters Today: A World of Difference.Read More
Awe-inspiring and amazing are a few words people have used to describe the Basilica.Read More
Discover how the Daughters and Sisters of Charity continued Elizabeth Ann Seton’s ministry of charity, helping those who were in need or wounded during the Civil War.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