Friday, January 4, 2008

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Today (Day 11) is the Feast Day of Elizabeth Ann Seton!

St. Elizabeth left an enduring legacy, which makes Catholic education available for needy pupils. Popular devotion acclaims Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton as a patron of Catholic schools because of her pioneer role in values-based education.

A woman whose vision of faith remains relevant for all ages. St. Elizabeth's journey of faith presents an outstanding model for all people. In a letter to her lifelong friend Julia Sitgreaves Scott (1765-1842), St. Elizabeth summarized her way of life:

"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"
(March 26, 1810).
You can find more information on St. Elizabeth from an historical perspective @ Emmitsburg Area Historical Society

January 4, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
January 5, St. John Neumann
January 6, Solemnity of the Epiphany

To the right is a picture of
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Milford, Ohio. Beautiful, isn't it?


Joelle said...

Is she one of the patron saints of teachers?

Soutenus said...

She is the patron saint of Catholic Schools. :-)
These are the patron saints of teachers/educators:
* Catherine of Alexandria
* Francis de Sales
* Gregory the Great
* John Baptist de La Salle
* Ursula

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