The Last Days of Mother Seton

On January 4 we celebrate the feast day of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, and recall the wisdom and heroism of her last days. During the last years of her life, Mother Seton had been ill a number of times and often referred to her body as an old carriage. She wrote to one of her friends, “Three wheels of the old carriage are broken down, the fourth very near gone; then with the wings of a dove will my soul fly and be at rest.”