Archbishop Lori was the main celebrant for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Feast Day Mass on January 4th, 2021 in honor of the 200th anniversary of her death and entrance into eternal life. In his homily, he described how Mother Seton’s life and legacy have influenced generations of Catholics, and the course of the Catholic Church in America.
From the seeds planted 200 years ago, the church that Elizabeth Seton cherished as her “ark” today serves more than 64 million Catholics.
There is a lot this homegrown saint can teach us, especially these three lessons from her life.
Elizabeth Bayley Seton and her family shaped Catholic life in nineteenth century America. And they continue to shape it today.
If American Catholics are looking for a Christian role model during these turbulent times, Mother Seton is a wonderful choice.
An important step in Mother Seton’s conversion took place on Ash Wednesday, when she first entered the Catholic Church.