In the Visitation, we see the Blessed Virgin Mary and her cousin Elizabeth sharing the joyful news of the Incarnation. Their example shows us – as St. Elizabeth Ann Seton did throughout her life – that true friendship brings us closer to God.
Saint Gemma Galgani and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton devoted their entire lives to Jesus. They show us that we must run to His mercy and unite ourselves wholly to Him.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was awestruck after confessing her sins for the first time. The account of Jesus’ anger in the temple is a reminder to us of the power of his mercy to restore the temples of our souls.
In difficult times, Saint Agnes and Mother Seton were models of courage rooted in Christ. They show us that God doesn’t promise a life without suffering, but he does promise that when we turn to Him, He will help us bear our cross.