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Articles for Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton
An examination of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Collected Writings reveals many stories of Christmas, often marked by sorrow, illness, and death… but with ever-present threads of joy and hope.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s decision to enter the Catholic faith was heroic and extraordinary.
The Sisters, family members, and students moved into the four-room, two-story stone farmhouse and began living their Provisional Rule on 31 July 1809, which is considered the founding of the Sisters of Charity.
Under an adapted Rule of the French Daughters of Charity approved by Archbishop Carroll, a novitiate was completed, and seventeen women became the first vowed American Sisters of Charity July 19, 1813.
“Elizabeth Ann Seton was a mother in every respect, loving her own children, her extended family, her spiritual daughters, her students, and persons in need, with maternal care.”
Elizabeth offers us a guide, a light in a time of darkness. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Pray for us!
Are we prepared to hear God’s consoling word when it is simply saying “I am with you in the midst of this?
Elizabeth certainly felt all the losses she was called to bear.
The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton has provided an opportunity to virtually pray the Stations of the Cross from the historic White House where Mother Seton taught, prayed, and died.
How many can today identify with these words and need the support of our prayers?
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton had two life-changing experiences in a place of quarantine.