St. Clare of Assisi

Those in the Franciscan Order, as well as lay people who are in the Franciscan Third Order, will be celebrating the feast of St. Clare of Assisi on August 12…

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!”

St. Michael the Archangel

We sometimes hear about a “culture war” in our society, but the real war is a spiritual war for souls. Our society surrounds us with anti-Christian values: the newspapers and magazines in the stores, the fiction stories in the library, the “music” played in stores and restaurants, ipods, movies, television, online selections, and so on. The anti-Christian culture seems to be in the air we breathe, as Dr. William Marra once said…

St. Joseph, Faithful Father

On March 19, we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph, the foster father of Our Lord Jesus Christ. St. Joseph was chosen by God to be the foster father of the Incarnate Son of God. In our current culture, with the feminist movement still strong, the importance of fathers has been denigrated, disrespected, and questioned…

St. Joseph

We recall that Mary’s mother, St. Anne, was already elderly when Mary was born. While Mary was still a young child, her parents took her to live in the holy Temple of Jerusalem. When Mary came of age to be married, it is thought that the priests in the Temple made the marriage arrangements for her. We can be certain that the Temple priests knew how special and holy was Mary, and that they would have chosen a man known for holiness, courage, and industry who could provide a good home.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

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

St. Joachim and St. Anne

On July 26th, we celebrate the feast of St. Joachim and St. Anne, parents of the Blessed Mother and the grandparents of Jesus. This reminds us of the great love of God the Father, who sent His beloved Son into the world as a newborn Babe to grow and interact in love with individual persons.

St. Joseph the Father

On May 1, we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph the Worker and Father of Jesus.

It was God the Heavenly Father who chose St. Joseph to take His place by being the human father of His dearly beloved Son, Jesus. God the Father surely chose Joseph because he most closely possessed the qualities that God the Father wanted for the father and protector of His Son on earth. Joseph was to raise the Sinless One Who would die for all those trapped in sin.

St. Bernadette

On April 16, we celebrate the feast of St. Bernadette, the young French girl to whom the Blessed Mother appeared in 1858 in Lourdes, France.

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.