Danielle Bean, Author at Seton Shrine

Danielle Bean

St. Bridget of Sweden Elizabeth Ann Seton

Mothers First: St. Bridget and Mother Seton Remind Us That We Are All Called To Holiness

In a world that says “have it all,” St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton are “mom-saint” role models who show us how trusting in God is the key to balancing marriage, family, and work.

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton — Two Saints Guiding Us Through Hard Times

Faith is not free; it comes with a cost. But that cost seems small when compared with the immense riches of grace.

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Saint Veronica and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton: Bearers of the Divine Image

These two great women show us that God can take the smallest and most humble act of love and transform it into “Veronica’s veil,” an imprint of His own divine charity and mercy.

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Leaving all to God with Venerable Augustus Tolton and Mother Seton

Trusting God is the “secret” to holiness. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton knew it, and just decades later, Augustus Tolton followed in her faithful footsteps, trusting in the goodness of God, in spite of worldly obstacles and injustice.

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St. Joseph Cafasso and Mother Seton Teach Us How to Love God

Through their service to the poor and suffering, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Joseph Cafasso show us that falling in love with God means loving the people He loves most.

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St. Alice of Schaerbeek, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and the Unfathomable Gift of the Eucharist

Along with Alice of Schaerbeek and Mother Seton, may we all fall to our knees and be moved toward greater appreciation for the gift of God Himself who comes to us in the Eucharist.

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St. Anthony of Padua

Saint Anthony and Mother Seton Show Us the Importance of the Little Things

Lost car keys or a feverish child might not seem like a big deal in the grand scheme of life, but it’s in the small, everyday things that we find a multitude of ways to love.

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Learning to Love with the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Mother Seton’s dedication to teaching, and her care for the poor and suffering, reflected the perfect maternal love of Mary, a love that we learn through devotion to her Immaculate Heart.

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Disputation of the Holy Sacrament, by Rafael, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

How Mother Seton Teaches Us About the Gift of God Himself

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton believed in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist even before she was fully received into the Church. Let us remember her witness during the Feast of Corpus Christi, as we approach the altar to receive the great gift of God himself.

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