Friends & Followers

Friends & Followers is the latest podcast brought to you by the Seton Shrine that explores Elizabeth Ann Seton’s life through the eyes of those who were most intimately and profoundly inspired by her. From those who were here at the beginning to those who are inspired today, the podcast will dive into how people’s lives were affected by Elizabeth Ann Seton and her legacy. New episodes every two weeks! Visit setonshrine.org/podcast to learn more, or listen now on iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher.

Meet Your Hosts

Host Lisa Donahue has worked at the Seton Shrine for over five years as an interpreter and historian. She spends her free time reading as much as she can about Mother Seton and those in her world to make sure that the junior and senior interpreters have a complete understanding of Elizabeth Ann, the Sisters/Daughters of Charity, and the Academy.

Joining Lisa is co-host, Bridgett Bassler who serves as the Education Programs Manager at the Seton Shrine.

Seton Reflections

Seton Reflections connects real life stories and wisdom of Mother Seton with the Saints, a holy feast day, or a timely topic. Our hope is that you might find encouragement through these brief reflections. You can read these reflections on our homepage or subscribe to these weekly emails and get them sent directly to your mailbox.

Meet Fr. Ted!

Fr. Ted Trinko is a religious priest of the Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE). He was ordained in 2017 after eight years of formation, three of which were in a contemplative monastery in Northern Spain. Currently, Fr. Ted serves as chaplain of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes while also teaching Moral Theology in the Fulton Sheen House of Formation. He also serves as an adjunct spiritual director for Mount Saint Mary's Seminary and his own religious community's houses of formation in the Washington D.C. area. He is also finishing up graduate studies in theology.