St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Exaltation of the Cross

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Mother Seton suffered much during her life, from poverty and social hostility, to the deaths of many loved ones. She persevered and carried on her work, thanks to her faith and courage. But through it all, she always accepted her own weakness, knowing that the true source of her strength was the Crucified Christ.

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The Fervor of Elizabeth Ann Seton

The Fervor of Elizabeth Ann Seton

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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Julian of Norwich - Seton Shrine

All Shall Be Well With Julian of Norwich and Mother Seton

As we endure trials and isolation during the pandemic, we can look to St. Julian of Norwich and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton for strength. They share the mystic’s confidence that “all shall be well” if we trust in God. These things that we suffer and fear – pain, death, illness, loss, and strife – Jesus has already overcome. We suffer in the world, but He has conquered the world.

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St. Athanasius and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The Greatest Idea of St. Athanasius and St. 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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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Patroness of the Quarantine

Not only did St. Elizabeth Ann Seton endure much suffering and illness throughout her life, but she underwent her own harrowing quarantine with her dying husband far from home. This Lent we can unite our own inner and exterior trials across time and space with the communion of saints.

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Archbishop Lori’s Feast Day Homily

Archbishop Lori was the main celebrant at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Feast Day Mass on January 4th, 2020. If you missed it, you can read his full homily on how she lived a life of love and service despite hardships and challenges.

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Mother Seton, Saint of the Incarnation

Something powerful always happens when divinity meets humanity. This is best exemplified in the Incarnation, when God took on human flesh, and we see this reflected when ordinary people rise to become saints. Mother Seton’s life speaks to this mystery, and by her example she leads us closer to the Incarnate Word.

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Bringing The Seton Shrine To Evansville, IN

Rob Judge, Executive Director of the Seton Shrine, Sr. Anne Marie Lamoureux, D.C., Maida Connor, Director of Donor Relations, and Tina Heffner, Executive Assistant, recently traveled to Evansville, IN to visit with the Sisters in Residence. During an enjoyable two day visit, the Seton Shrine members gave a presentation to over fifty sisters on the…

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The Top Five Christmas Gifts At The Seton Shrine Gift Shop

Amidst catching up after a long weekend (with our bellies still full from feasting at Thanksgiving), many of us are realizing that Christmas is just twenty-three days away. The Seton Shrine Gift Shop is here to help! Staff compiled the top five gifts we recommend this year that you can purchase online! And we ship!…

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and the Virtues of Veterans St. Martin of Tours

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and the Virtues of Veterans

Veterans Day honors those who have served in the military, and is also the feast day of the soldier St. Martin of Tours. The virtues of obedience, humility and sacrifice, which are shared by soldiers and saints, were evident in the life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, who left hearth and home to do spiritual battle for the Kingdom of Christ.

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Mother Seton Mary's Nativity

Mother Seton Embraced the Gift of Mary

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton grew up longing for a mother’s love. Her own mother died when she was just three-years-old. So when Elizabeth entered the Catholic Church, God gave her his own mother, Mary. For the rest of her life, she clung to the Blessed Mother. And just as she urged her Sisters to sing Mary’s praises, she urges us to do the same.

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Annunciation Mother Seton

Saying Yes to God in Hard Times With Mother Seton

A few weeks after her conversion, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton celebrated the Annunciation by receiving Holy Communion for the first time. Thereafter, even in moments of poverty, loss and death, Elizabeth would follow Mary’s example with grace, courage, and a mission to serve others.

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To Follow the Pope, as St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Did

To Follow the Pope, as St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Did

St. Peter is honored because despite his weaknesses, he loved and followed Jesus, and became the first pope. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton also chose a difficult path, when she answered God’s call, and entered the Catholic Church. Like St. Peter, Mother Seton’s humility became her greatest glory.

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Lessons From My Christmas Conversion - Seton Shrine

Lessons From My Christmas Conversion

We used to celebrate Christmas for forty days, a period symbolizing conversion. Mother Seton’s own life-changing Christmas experience prompts us to ask ourselves—did we open our hearts to the Christ child this year? Or did we lock the door of the inn?

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Feast Day

Let Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Be Your Companion in 2019

Looking for a role model to inspire your New Year’s resolutions? Who better than St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, America’s first native-born Saint, whose feast day falls on January 4. She overcame the same obstacles we struggle with in our own lives. A friend we can identify with is one we are more likely to emulate.

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The Wise Among Us Still Seek the Lord - Seton Shrine

The Wise Among Us Still Seek the Lord

Reflecting on the journey of the three wise men helped lead Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton to the Catholic Church. The Feast of the Epiphany is a good time for us to ask: Where are we traveling? What are we seeking? What star will we follow?

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Advent Bringing Your Body and Soul to Christ

Bringing Body and Soul to Christ

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s last words were “Be children of the Church.” Advent reminds us that belonging to the Mystical Body of Christ does not depend on our feelings; it depends on our orientation of heart; on where we bring and put our bodies; on a relationship with Christ that is intimate beyond imagining.

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton In Advent Finding God's Plan For You

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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The Cry of the Heart: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and Christ the King

Making Jesus the King of Our Busy Lives

When we celebrate the feast of Christ the King, we proclaim with the Church that Jesus is the “King of the Universe.” Few understood this fact more intensely than Mother Seton. Do we allow Jesus to be the Lord of our lives? Do we accept him as King in all things?

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All Saints Day - Seton Shrine

The Saints Want Us to Be With Them

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, like so many other saints, took inspiration from the lives of those who came before her. For All Saints Day, why not copy the venerable practice of seeking out a patron saint to teach you throughout the next liturgical year?

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