Suzanne M. Wolfe, Author at Seton Shrine

Suzanne M. Wolfe

Heroic Charity: Blessed Rani Maria Vattalil and Mother Seton

Self-sacrificing women are not always recognized in their lifetimes. Blessed Rani Maria Vattalil and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton are two such women. Both dedicated their comparatively short lives to caring for children and the poor.

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Radical Surrender: St. Clare of Assisi and Mother Seton

Through their radical surrender to Divine Providence, St. Clare of Assisi and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton send the world a counter-cultural message. We are all children of God, infinitely loved by our Father in heaven.

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The Glory of God is Man Fully Alive: Saint Irenaeus and Mother Seton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Irenaeus suffered greatly in their lives and were deeply “acquainted with grief.” Instead of leading to despair, suffering made them fully alive to the beauty of the world and to the gift of God’s grace.

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Gravitas: Good Friday, 2022

In a remarkable act of trust, Elizabeth Seton referred to the death dates of her daughters as their “Heavenly birthdays”—the day when they were born into eternal life after the long, hard labor of dying.

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