Elizabeth Scalia

Elizabeth Scalia

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.

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Riding the Divine Whirlwind of Pentecost with Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

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.

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Trusting in Divine Mercy with Mother Seton

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.

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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.

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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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