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Elizabeth Scalia

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Lent

God is Mine and I Am His – Finding Joy in Lent with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

If we really understood Lent, we would be as enthralled with Ash Wednesday as Mother Seton was. It is through our Lenten journey inward into “the great empty” that we encounter God and meet our authentic selves.

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Lourdes - Saint Bernadette - Seton Shrine

Lourdes and the Common Extremism of the Saints

When Bernadette Soubirous and Elizabeth Ann Seton each discerned their callings, these future saints gave unstinting witness to their missions, in extreme obedience to truths that brought hope and light to many. They never backed down.

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton: A Windswept Life Bearing Seeds for the Future

When we consider Mother Seton’s legacy we can see how her faith in God grounded her life of service, and that heaven itself is seeded with her prayers for the help of others.

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Seton Shrine Christmas 2019

Welcoming the Light of Christmas with Open Hearts and Gratitude

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s entire life testified to the meaning of the Incarnation. In Jesus’s vulnerability, He taught us to trust that all of God’s purposes redound to our good. In God’s gift of himself, He taught us how to freely give of ourselves to others.

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton In Advent Finding God's Plan For You

Immaculate Conception: In Advent, Find God’s Plan for You

As we see in the Immaculate Conception of Mary, and in the life of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, we are each made for some purpose. Not for “nothing,” but decidedly for “something” in the grand scheme of the world and all of its intended Glory.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and the Humble Nobility of All Souls Day

Before she became a foundress and a saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wife, a mother, a teacher. On All Souls Day, her example reminds us of the dignity of the ordinary faithful who keep things going, bearing everyday witness to the power and value of a life in Christ.

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All Saints Day - Seton Shrine

The Saints Want Us to Be With Them

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, like so many other saints, took inspiration from the lives of those who came before her. For All Saints Day, why not copy the venerable practice of seeking out a patron saint to teach you throughout the next liturgical year?

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Saint Augustine

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.

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Monica and Augustine

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.

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