She was born in New York into an Episcopalian family, who ostracized her and left her penniless when she became a Catholic in 1805. She had to leave New York and in 1808-9 she founded a religious community and a school for poor children at Emmitsburg, near Baltimore in Maryland. Mother Seton died in 1821 but the Sisters of Charity continue her work to this day. For words of wit and wisdom from Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton please click on the image. Peace be with you!
Katherine Ocello is a mother, wife, faithful lay Catholic, and blogger in her spare time. Her words from two years ago resonate today and will likely do so in the days, months, and years ahead. Hers is a message so many faithful Catholics need to hear today. We need not be discouraged at the state of affairs; rather, as Katherine wisely says, let's look to the saints - these holy men and women of our Catholic tradition - as an example of what we, ourselves, are each called upon to do each day. For Katherine's poignant message, "Such a Time As This," used with the generous permission of the author, please click on the image. Peace be with you!
Saint Louis was born in 1214 and became king of France when he was only twelve years old. He married and became the father of eleven children who received from him careful instruction for a Christian life. Here we have from Saint Louis a spiritual testament to his son. For words of wit and wisdom from Saint Louis IX of France please click on the image. Peace be with you!
For words of wit and wisdom from Saint Philip Neri, the "Joyful Saint," on "Entering into the prayer of Christ," please click on the image. Peace be with you!
For words of wit and wisdom on this Pentecost Sunday, the day we celebrate the birth of the Church, "The Church in its unity speaks in the language of every nation," please click on the image. Peace be with you!