Lisa Lickona, Author at Seton Shrine

Lisa Lickona

Padre Pio

Learning to Follow with Padre Pio and Mother Seton

In Padre Pio and Elizabeth Ann Seton, we see the diversity of the saints, and how the drama of the human soul is expressed in many different ways. But what unites them is their “yes” to God, which unlocks the power of a true disciple of Christ.

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In Weakness, Strength: St. Hildegard of Bingen and Mother Seton

The lives of St. Hildegard of Bingen and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton show us the paradox of surrender—how fragile human vessels can become sudden and hopeful expressions of God’s own power.

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Blessed Frederic Ozanam and Mother Seton

Life Without Limit: Blessed Frederic Ozanam and Mother Seton

Elizabeth Ann Seton and Frederic Ozanam grounded their lives in the true freedom of Christ, who took what appeared on the outside to be lives of tragic brevity, and brought forth from them great works of charity that continue to flourish today.

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All the Way Through the Darkness with Jesus: St. Teresa of Calcutta and Mother Seton

In their lives, Mother Teresa and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton experienced darkness that opened up the possibility of serving others in new ways, to bring the light of heaven to those in darkness on earth.

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Saint for a New Nation: The Uncommon Docility of Elizabeth Ann Seton

Celebrating Mother Seton’s birthday on August 28th reminds us that God calls forth new saints in every place and in every age. He needs only what he needed at Nazareth, when Mary first said “yes”—a willing heart. For the United States, he found such a heart in Elizabeth Ann Seton.

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St. Jane Frances de Chantal

St. Jane Frances de Chantal and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Made for Communion

Even in seasons of loneliness, we were made to live with and for others. God provides the means to serve him through a community.

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The Holocaust Before the Holocaust: St. Edith Stein and Mother Seton

Mother Seton and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (also known as Edith Stein) witnessed to a way of living and dying modeled on the ultimate sacrifice Christ accomplished on the Cross.

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Following the Master’s Plan: Saint Dominic and Mother Seton

Like many other great religious founders, St. Dominic and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton had no master plan. They simply opened their hearts to the certainty of Christ’s call, revealing itself through the signs of their times.

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The Fervor of Elizabeth Ann Seton

The Fervor of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and the Transfiguration

The example of Peter during the transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor warns us against taking easy roads to holiness, a lesson that Mother Seton embodied in her life. She always stayed on the narrow path, walking alongside Christ, all the way to heaven.

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