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Longing for the Mercy of Jesus Like Saint Gemma Galgani and Mother Seton

Saint Gemma Galgani and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton devoted their entire lives to Jesus. They show us that we must run to His mercy and unite ourselves wholly to Him.

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The Annunciation: 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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Trusting in Divine Mercy with Mother Seton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and the Lightness of Divine Mercy

For humans, finding a balance between justice and mercy is always difficult. But St. Elizabeth Ann Seton understood that God’s grace transcends earthly limits, and allows mercy to fall lightly from heaven on our hearts and minds.

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St. Isidore and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Pioneers in Education

Although they lived many centuries apart, St. Isidore of Seville and Mother Seton were each leaders in the Church’s mission to preserve knowledge and expand education to all people.

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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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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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Thea Bowman

Thea Bowman and Mother Seton: Living the Paradox of the Gospel

In their lives, Servant of God Thea Bowman and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton were content to do their “little bit,” to plant the seeds of God’s love that would bring forth a bountiful harvest in heaven and on earth.

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Where the Cross is Present, He is Too: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and the Spirit of Good Friday

Mother Seton’s words are a reminder to us on this Good Friday that the heaviness of the Cross binds us to Christ, who is Peace, Justice, and Mercy.

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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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