When the Catholic church declared Mom Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) a saint in 1975, she grew to become the primary native-born American to be canonized. Use a portion of her feast day to be taught extra about this extraordinary individual in non secular historical past.
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The 1980 movie A Time for Miracles: The Story of Mom Seton is out there for buy for $17.95 from Ignatius Press. Kate Mulgrew performs this convert to Catholicism who overcame adversity and went on to discovered the Catholic order the Sisters of Charity and the primary American Catholic colleges.
Mom Seton’s spirit lives on within the establishments she based. However she additionally wrote many letters to family and friends and saved a diary. Listed here are two of her ideas to ponder:
- “The nearer a soul is actually united to God, the extra its sensibilities are elevated to each being of His creation; far more to these whom it’s certain to like by the tenderest and most lovable ties.”
- “If I succeed I bless God. If I don’t succeed, I bless God.”
Picture Credit score: Icon of St. Elizabeth Seton by Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS, accessible at Trinity Shops.