January 4 – Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

O my Savior Jesus, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton was a mother and an educator, and devoted her life to children. Because of her great love for them, I ask her to join me in praying for all the children in my life—those in my family, those I teach, those I know through friendships, all those in my neighborhood, and every child who has ever crossed my path. Bless them, Jesus, guide them and protect them. Help them to feel Your tender love and keep them close to You always. Most especially, take Your healing comfort to the children who have been abused and abandoned. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for these little ones. Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821)

quoteAnd in every disappointment, great or small, let your heart fly directly to your dear Savior, throwing yourself in those arms for refuge against every pain and sorrow. Jesus will never leave you or forsake you.”

quoteYes, we must learn the hard lesson of submission, and once this has been accomplished, everything that comes after will be rendered easy.”

quoteThe first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner He wills it and thirdly, to do it because it is His will.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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