St. Augustine and Mother Seton Dared to Ask—“Lord, Who Are You to Me?”
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was a woman of great works, but she was also a mystic. Like Saint Augustine, her restlessness led her to open her heart fully to God, to ask the most essential questions about her very being, knowing that she could fully trust in His answers.
St. Monica and Mother Seton: Joined in Joyous Surrender
Letting go of fear and the desire to control our own lives leads to the true detachment and peace that mark the lives of Christ’s followers.
Women of the Beatitudes: St. Martha and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. Martha is counted as one of the blessed, despite her fears and anxieties, and difficulties in understanding her vocation. What she and Mother Seton teach us is that only in Christ’s call for our lives do we find true joy and consolation.
Praying and Working with Saint Benedict and Mother Seton
Like Saint Benedict, the father of western monasticism, Mother Seton’s life was grounded in contemplation and action. She was a woman of prayer who put all of her energy into the work God called her towards, always trusting in Grace.
On the Winds of Pentecost with Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
At Pentecost, we celebrate the descent of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church through imagery of divine wind and fire. For Mother Seton—and for Catholics today—it’s within the storms and wreckage of life that grace is encountered, and new paths are revealed.
Saint Philip Neri and Mother Seton: Feathers on the Breath of God
Both St. Philip Neri and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton joyfully allowed the winds of the Holy Spirit to lead them wherever He desired. They each followed the path set for them by God, until they reached their crowning glory in Heaven with Him forever.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and the Lightness of Divine Mercy
For humans, finding a balance between justice and mercy is always difficult. But St. Elizabeth Ann Seton understood that God’s grace transcends earthly limits, and allows mercy to fall lightly from heaven on our hearts and minds.
Where the Cross is Present, He is Too: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and the Spirit of Good Friday
Mother Seton’s words are a reminder to us on this Good Friday that the heaviness of the Cross binds us to Christ, who is Peace, Justice, and Mercy.
Two Remarkable Women, One Path: St. Frances of Rome and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Frances of Rome and Elizabeth Ann Seton were very different women who took similar paths to sainthood. They each received the grace to found religious communities, by praying without ceasing, and trusting in God’s plan for their lives, no matter the circumstances they encountered.