St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on Her First Confession

The words of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton on the day of her first Confession are very appropriate: “How awful are those words of unloosing after a thirty years’ bondage! I felt as if my chains fell, as those of St. Peter at the touch of the Divine Messenger. My God! What new scenes for my soul!”

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Elizabeth Ann Seton, born in 1774, was the first native-born American to be canonized a saint.

Eucharistic Mother

In January, Seton Home Study School honors its Patron Saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, in a special way. The fourth of January was the day Mother Seton’s earthly life of weariness and toil drew to a close. Mother eagerly awaited that day, for she knew it would mark her spiritual rebirth, refreshed and gloriously renewed for all Eternity. No longer would she meet her Beloved Lord under disguise at the Altar. She would encounter Him, at last face to face, and behold His Presence forever more.