Friday, January 4, 2008

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Feast Day




"Faith lifts the staggering soul on one side,
hope supports it on the other.
Experience says it must be,
and love says—let it be."


St. Elizabeth Ann Seton







9 comments:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

It's my daughter Elizabeth's feast Day...thanks for the info..

Easter A. said...

Oh Micki,

What a beauty! Mother Seton is the perfect model for moms, we who are the main teachers of our children.

Thanks to John for visiting my blog!

God bless you all abundantly!

Anonymous said...

The card is beautiful - really warm and homely - and the link to read about St Elizabeth Ann Seton was fascinating. America must be proud of her.
With Best Regards, Lynneda

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this picture, Micki.
St. E. A. Seton is one of my favorites. I was in grade school when she was beatified (during the second year of Vatican II). I've had the privilege of going to visit the buildings in which she lived and taught -- and the basilica in which her remains are buried -- in Emmitsburgh, Maryland (very near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania).
John

Anonymous said...

Forgot two things ...
(1) Hi, Easter!
(2) The priest who celebrated Mass televised by EWTN this morning spoke at great length about "Mother Seton" (as we used to call her) during his homily. If anyone did not see it, it will be replayed this evening -- and all past EWTN homilies are available for listening online.

The priest mentioned that, when Mother converted from Episcopalianism (Anglicanism) to Catholicism, she took "Mary" as her Confirmation name -- so she had the names of three very special relatives:
Sts. Elizabeth, Ann, and Mary (the Blessed Virgin).
John
PS: Sorry. I "talk" too much in this comment box, though I am often shy and quiet in person!

Micki said...

Jackie - She had a mom who picks beautiful names...lucky girl.

Easter - You are so right about being our childrens teachers.

Lynneda - Yes America is proud of her. We have a local church with her name and patroness.

John - What a blessing that was. I can't imagine how thrilling it must have been to actually visit her place of teaching and living.

John - Please don't apologize. Some of us actually look forward and wait to read your comments. You are most welcomed to "talk" as much as you like.

Micki said...

Jackie - Make that "she HAS a mom" sorry about that glitch.

Anonymous said...

She was canonized a saint the day before I was born. I was sick in the hospital for a couple of weeks after I was born and my mom prayed to St. Elizabeth Seton and I survived!

MC said...

Anonymous,
Thank you for posting about St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Our local church has a big statue of her surrounded by children. Goes to show she really does want the best for all children.
Micki