Behold a wise woman who has built her house. She feared the Lord and walked the right path. (the Entrance verse at Mass)

Elizabeth Ann Seton tomb.jpgThe first United States native to be canonized by the Catholic Church is Elizabeth Ann Seton (August 28, 1774 – January 4, 1821). She is the famous American convert, wife, mother and founder of a religious congregation of women (The Sisters of Charity) revolutionized the work of the Church in the US. Seton’s motto, “Hazard yet forward” is a indication of her deep conviction that Christ indeed is our Savior and everything we do ought to be done for Him. Our “hazard” is being bold in proclaiming the Good News of Salvation, in proposing to live this Good News so that our lives are truly different and all people may see the face of Christ in our own.

Let us call upon Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton for her intercession with the Lord to help us hazard yet go forward in doing all things for Christ and His sacrament, the Church for our own salvation and the salvation of others.
The Church prays
O God, who crowned with the gift of true faith Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s burning zeal to find you, grant by her intercession and example that we may always seek you with diligent love and find you in daily service with sincere faith.