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!”

Thirteen Years of Seton Success

“The UPS truck just dropped off our school books!” My sisters, Emily and Mary, my brother John, and I race to the door hoping to arrive first at the four brown boxes that hold our new curriculum. Mine is the easiest to find since it is the biggest and heaviest of them all. There is an advantage of being the oldest: I get all the new books! Boxes are sorted, scissors are found, and packing peanuts start to fly as the boxes are opened. Soon, fresh books emerge which captivate our attention. Thus, our family’s thirteenth year of Seton Homeschooling begins and we all eagerly anticipate the new year’s adventures…

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.