The saint and the poet lived and wrote to communicate God’s glory and intimacy with humankind.
In the images and mementos of Bl. Miguel Pro’s martyrdom and Mother Seton’s sacrificial life, we see everlasting signs of Christ’s incarnation in the Church and the world.
St. Cecilia and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, two great saints separated by many centuries, call us to contemplate the beauty of God’s love, the wonders of His Creation, and the powerful effect of beautiful music on our hearts, minds, and souls.
The Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a day to reflect on the gift of maternity in all its forms, and to consider the example of Mother Seton, who stepped into the hard tasks of motherhood with courage and unswerving faith.
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?
As Americans, we instinctively resist any sort of absolute authority. How fitting then that it was by letting herself be ruled by Christ, the King, that Elizabeth Ann Seton—the first American-born saint—showed her fellow Americans where liberation must begin: in Him.
Our Lord, the supernatural architect of our lives, builds with blocks of grace.
Rob Judge appears on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan
St. Elizabeth of Hungary and Mother Seton both looked at life with wonder and a willingness to be surprised. These saints knew that nothing happens that is not part of God’s plan, and that His plan is utterly good.