Friday, January 4, 2008

Sweet St. Elizabeth

Today is the feast day of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton- a saint we feel tied to. St. Elizabeth was the patron saint of the parish we just left. It's where my daughter spent three years of school. Made her first communion. Our sons were baptized there. So many memories....*

This amazing woman was wife and mother to five. After she lost her husband she converted to Catholicism and became deeply committed to helping the poor. She was responsible for founding the Daughters of Charity of St. Joseph- a school for poor children. In essence St. Elizabeth is credited for beginning the parochial school system in the United States. These and many more selfless acts led her to be the first American born saint.

Saint Elizabeth Ann, pray for us that we may imitate your charity toward those in need. May we intercede daily for the needs of others. Amen.

*This is the beautiful picture our friends gave us at our going away party. I just love the angel and St. Elizabeth watching over the three children.