Charity Reflections

Spiritual reflections by Sisters and Associates

Mother Seton’s Anima Christi

Mother Seton’s Anima Christi

Among Mother Seton’s last prayers was one of her favorites – the Anima Christi (Soul of Christ), a prayer attributed to St. Ignatius Loyola. Elizabeth’s paraphrase of the Anima Christi was written in her own hand on the flyleaf of her prayerbook. The prayer has rich...

Confiding Hope and Consoling Peace

Confiding Hope and Consoling Peace

  “Confiding hope and consoling peace have attended my way through storms and dangers that would have terrified a soul whose rock is not Christ.” - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Elizabeth Bayley Seton, Collected Writings, Volume 1, 245)   The eye of the storm is...

Opening Doors as Reminders of God’s Grace

Opening Doors as Reminders of God’s Grace

“Certainly He will open the door, probably as generally happens in such cases, when we least expect it.” - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Elizabeth Bayley Seton, Collected Writings, Volume 2, 285) St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s words bring to mind the familiar line, “Ask and it...

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