January 3, 2018

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Advice to Parents

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first person born in America to be named a saint. Her road to sainthood was paved with difficulties that sound quite modern in their familiarity. Before founding her Order and what would eventually become the parochial school system, she was a loving wife and mother to five children.
If I had to advise parents, I should tell them to take great care about the people with whom their children associate… Much harm may result from bad company, and we are inclined by nature to follow what is worse than what is better.
— St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Prayer for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Intercession

Almighty ever-living 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 our daily service with sincere faith. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your only Son, who lives and reigns together with you, and with the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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