The examples of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Francis Xavier challenge us today. They were each unafraid to seek and preach the truth, despite what others might think or what it might cost them.
Mother Seton and Servant of God Dorothy Day were radical Christians whose good deeds flowed from lives steeped in prayer—the only thing that makes loving with the Heart of Jesus in the world possible.
Mary holds for us many graces — we need only ask her for them with confidence and love.
When we celebrate the feast of Christ the King, we proclaim with the Church that Jesus is the “King of the Universe.” Few understood this fact more intensely than Mother Seton. Do we allow Jesus to be the Lord of our lives? Do we accept him as King in all things?
As Americans, we instinctively resist any sort of absolute authority. How fitting then that it was by letting herself be ruled by Christ, the King, that Elizabeth Ann Seton—the first American-born saint—showed her fellow Americans where liberation must begin: in Him.
In the images and mementos of Bl. Miguel Pro’s martyrdom and Mother Seton’s sacrificial life, we see everlasting signs of Christ’s incarnation in the Church and the world.
St. Cecilia and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, two great saints separated by many centuries, call us to contemplate the beauty of God’s love, the wonders of His Creation, and the powerful effect of beautiful music on our hearts, minds, and souls.
The Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a day to reflect on the gift of maternity in all its forms, and to consider the example of Mother Seton, who stepped into the hard tasks of motherhood with courage and unswerving faith.
Our Lord, the supernatural architect of our lives, builds with blocks of grace.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary and Mother Seton both looked at life with wonder and a willingness to be surprised. These saints knew that nothing happens that is not part of God’s plan, and that His plan is utterly good.
Teachers can’t expect to have a student as exceptional as St. Thomas Aquinas, but both Albertus Magnus and Mother Seton understood that every teacher can create “masterpieces” by forming students in Christ’s image.
Like Elizabeth Ann Seton, Frances Xavier Cabrini is a saint whose life helps us to remember God’s perspective when we’re in the middle of setbacks and frustrations. No apparent failure is so devastating that He can’t bring good from it.
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