Prayers and Quotes - Seton Shrine

Prayers and Quotes

Prayers and quotes from Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton to find comfort and hope in these difficult times.

We all are experiencing unprecedented circumstances caused by the Coronavirus. At the Shrine, we find comfort thinking back to Elizabeth Ann Seton and her time in quarantine with her family.

In November 1803, Elizabeth was quarantined in a cold, damp lazaretto in Italy with her husband William and daughter Annina. William suffered from tuberculosis, and they had sailed to Italy with the hope to improve his health. However, when they arrived, they were put in quarantine, which lasted for close to a month. Her husband survived the quarantine, but only briefly. He died just a few days after they were released from quarantine, and about a month before they were to celebrate their 10-year wedding anniversary.

Elizabeth Ann Seton fervently prayed throughout her life, both in difficult times and not-so-difficult times. And, she frequently provided wise advice to encourage, console and inspire family, friends and the Sisters in her congregation. We share her prayers and quotes with you below as a way to give you hope and encouragement in these challenging circumstances. Feel free to share with others by clicking the social media buttons that appear below them.

Anima Christi

The Memorare

Prayers by Elizabeth Ann Seton


Elizabeth’s favorite Psalm was Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd.