Categories: HomiliesPublished On: January 4th, 2023Tags: , 260 words7.9 min read
St Elizabeth Ann Seton

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St Elizabeth Ann Seton

Elizabeth was born Episcopalian. She married and had five children when her husband passed away from tuberculosis. She found herself drawn to the Real Presence in the Eucharist. When she converted to the Catholic faith, she was alienated from her family. To support herself she opened a school. This led to a Catholic School for girls. I’ve added some of her quotes for you to reflect upon.

We must pray without ceasing, in every occurrence and employment of our lives – that prayer which is rather a habit of lifting up the heart to God as in a constant communication with Him. – Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

What was the first rule of our dear Savior’s life? You know it was to do his Father’s will. Well, then, the first purpose of our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills; and thirdly, to do it because it is his will. We know certainly that our God calls us to a holy life. We know that he gives us every grace, every abundant grace; and though we are so weak of ourselves, this grace is able to carry us through every obstacle and difficulty. – from the writings of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and if the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen