Lisa Lickona, Author at Seton Shrine

Lisa Lickona

Crying Out to God With Saint Ephrem and Mother Seton

When we experience the anguish of violence in the world, we can cry out to the Lord with Elizabeth and Ephrem, and let Him tenderly heal us.

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Following Mother Seton’s Path Into the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Following Mother Seton’s Path Into the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Devotion to the Sacred Heart teaches us that the way of the saints is not about an abstract ideal or rules for life, but about the unfathomable love of God, who we embrace—blood, sweat and all.

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Through the Lens of the Cross: Saint Joan of Arc and Mother Seton

Saint Joan of Arc and Mother Seton are two fiery souls with one shared devotion to Christ. Both unwilling to back down, they each offered all “in the ambit of that one ‘everlasting’ sign, the cross.”

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Trinity

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Beloved Daughter and Woman of the Trinity

Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we can rest in the community of love that is the Triune God. Mother Seton shows us how to immerse ourselves in the life of the Blessed Trinity as God’s beloved sons and daughters.

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Easter with Saint Damien and Mother Seton

Embracing the Certainty of Easter with Saint Damien and Mother Seton

When my fears threaten to overtake me, I look for courage to the lives of the saints, who embraced the certainty of new life in the risen Christ, who lives among us still in the Eucharist, and in the Church.

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St. Louise de Marillac | Seton Shrine

Out of the Darkness with Louise de Marillac and Elizabeth Ann Seton

Meditating on the trials and struggles of St. Louise de Marillac and Mother Seton gives us hope in these uncertain times. We learn that holiness is found not in flashes of glory, but in the messy spaces where one watches, prays, and waits.

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Takashi Nagai and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The ‘Secret’ of the Saints: Servant of God Takashi Nagai and Mother Seton

When faced with adversity, saints don’t aim for heroism. They have only one goal: to follow and be transformed by Jesus. This is the radical way of holiness as gift that we see in the lives of Elizabeth Seton and the Nagasaki mystic Takashi Nagai.

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The Eucharistic Fervor of St. Catherine of Siena and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

From our modern perspective, how St. Catherine of Siena and Mother Seton went to extremes for the sake of the Eucharist can seem absurd. But their devotion to the real presence of Christ was as essential to their lives as breathing is to ours.

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Through the Darkness to Easter Light with Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Through the Darkness to Easter Light with Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

As we journey through the darkness of the Paschal Triduum, and emerge into the light of Easter, the example of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton shows us how to yield our lives to Christ, the Crucified One, that we might live.

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