Tom Hoopes, Author at Seton Shrine

Tom Hoopes

Witnesses to the Freedom of Christ: Mother Seton and St. Cristóbal and Companions

All in their own ways, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Cristóbal and Companions were witnesses to the religious freedom that flows from the Cross ofChrist.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Devotion to the Scapular of St. Simon Stock

St. Simon Stock’s brown scapular was popular in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s time, a sacramental bestowed by our Blessed Mother that reminds us to always look to Jesus and offer him our lives.

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The Ascension: What Mother Seton Found in the Sky

The Ascension: What Mother Seton Found in the Sky

What does the Ascension of the Lord mean for the world and for our own lives? The answer can be found in the faith journey of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, who kept her gaze firmly fixed on Jesus, through time and eternity.

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St. Athanasius and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The Greatest Idea of Saint Athanasius and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

What attracted Mother Seton to the Catholic Church was the closeness of Christ, from the intimate scenes of the nativity, to His presence in the Eucharist. Like the great saint Athanasius, she proclaimed the truth of the Incarnation to all—“God is so infinitely present to us that he is in every part of our life and being.”

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Through Mary and Joseph to God Alone: St. Louis de Montfort and Mother Seton

Louis de Montfort and Elizabeth Ann Seton were ahead of their times in showing how true devotion to our Blessed Mother will always lead us to her son.

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Facing Our Battles With Saint George and Mother Seton

Saint George was a man who abandoned one army for another. He gave up the rank of tribune to enlist as a soldier for Christ. Like Saint George, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton shows us how to face our spiritual battles, confident in Christ’s victory on the cross.

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Holy Saturday: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and the ‘Easter Tomb’

Despite times of anguish about the salvation of souls, for Mother Seton the crucifixion was not a sign of the wickedness of sin or the devil’s hour, but the ultimate sign of Christ’s sympathy and love for sinners.

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The Seton Stations: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Way of the Cross

As we pray the Stations of the Cross during Holy Week, we can reflect on how Mother Seton embraced Christ’s call to discipleship as she journeyed through the trials and hardships of her life.

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Living the Mysteries of Holy Week With Mother Seton

The rituals of Holy Week evolved over centuries to help us enter more deeply into the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ. Through her own experiences of suffering and joy, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s life was a mirror of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection.

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