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St. Bridget of Sweden Elizabeth Ann Seton

Mothers First: St. Bridget and Mother Seton Remind Us That We Are All Called To Holiness

In a world that says “have it all,” St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton are “mom-saint” role models who show us how trusting in God is the key to balancing marriage, family, and work.

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Discovering the True Simplicity of Sainthood with St. Mary Magdalene and Mother Seton

Discovering the True Simplicity of Sainthood With St. Mary Magdalene and Mother Seton

In the lives of these two saints – one so modern, the other so ancient – the Church reminds us of what it means to be a saint: staying close to Christ.

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Beyond Idolatry: Learning to Love with St. Bonaventure and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The great theologian St. Bonaventure understood, as Mother Seton did, that Christian faith is grounded in absolute trust in God’s love for us. And that it is the miraculous abundance of this assurance that spills over into our love of others.

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St. Kateri Tekakwitha and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton — Two Saints Guiding Us Through Hard Times

Faith is not free; it comes with a cost. But that cost seems small when compared with the immense riches of grace.

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Saint Veronica and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton: Bearers of the Divine Image

These two great women show us that God can take the smallest and most humble act of love and transform it into “Veronica’s veil,” an imprint of His own divine charity and mercy.

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Praying and Working with Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Praying and Working with Saint Benedict and Mother Seton

Like Saint Benedict, the father of western monasticism, Mother Seton’s life was grounded in contemplation and action. She was a woman of prayer who put all of her energy into the work God called her towards, always trusting in Grace.

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Leaving all to God with Venerable Augustus Tolton and Mother Seton

Trusting God is the “secret” to holiness. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton knew it, and just decades later, Augustus Tolton followed in her faithful footsteps, trusting in the goodness of God, in spite of worldly obstacles and injustice.

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In His Presence and Love: Saint Maria Goretti and Mother Seton

Unthinkable suffering and injustice can leave us feeling defeated, angry, and near despair. St. Maria Goretti and Mother Seton show us that there is no darkness that is beyond God’s boundless love and forgiveness. 

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Blessed Pier Girorgio Frassati

Saints of the Mountain: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Both literally and figuratively, mountains were the means by which Pier Giorgio Frassati and Elizabeth Ann Seton scaled the heights of holiness and service to God and neighbor.

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