Charity Reflections

Spiritual reflections by Sisters and Associates

All in the Order of Providence

All in the Order of Providence

“…I see all in the order of Providence.” (to Julia Scott) – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, from Elizabeth Bayley Seton, Collected Writings 2, 642. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is enjoying Restaurant Week. (Remember those?) Maybe she is meeting her friend Julia at their favorite...

Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

January 4, 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of Elizabeth Ann Seton's death. Elizabeth Ann Seton Wife, mother, foundress, saint. Her steadfast fidelity, unwavering hope, astute ability to trust in her own experiences, make her a woman for our times as for her own....

Epiphany Reflections

Epiphany Reflections

EPIPHANY… … sign, summons…  … star, angels’ song... … response, risk, search… … revelation, discovery, faith SEEKERS OF GOD, CALLED & SENT… Mary and Joseph – Shepherds and sages – Simeon and Anna –  Elizabeth Seton, Elizabeth Boyle & the early...

September Providence

September Providence

"Providence awaits me ... I say Amen to it."  - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (CW 2, 181) – Elizabeth Bayley Seton Collected Writings, Vol. 2, 181 (Original quote: "Whatever providence awaits me consistent with that plea, I say Amen to it.") As Summer turns toward Autumn,...

To Heaven on Horseback

To Heaven on Horseback

“If only we keep courage, we will go to heaven on horseback instead of idling and creeping along.” – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Collected Writings [CW] 2:156) St. Elizabeth Ann is looking toward the sunset, pondering heaven. At second glance, Betty looks to have mounted...

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