Blessed Chiara Badano and Mother Seton each lived the Agony in the Garden, handing themselves over to God’s Providence, enduring all as Jesus had endured all. They show us that living a fully Christian life with joy is not just a pious dream. It’s an experience of heaven on earth.
Unthinkable suffering and injustice can leave us feeling defeated, angry, and near despair. St. Maria Goretti and Mother Seton show us that there is no darkness that is beyond God’s boundless love and forgiveness.
Saint Rita of Cascia and Mother Seton both experienced tragedy and loss in their lives. Each saint found salvation in God’s love by uniting their suffering to the wounds of Christ.
Saint Lea and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton trusted that the reality of eternity was hidden within the crosses they faced in their lives.
Trusting in Divine Providence is easy when things go our way. But when we’re faced with setbacks, rejection and suffering, we often learn how far we are from truly accepting God’s love.