Hope is trusting in God's loving plan.
Saint of the Month: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774 - 1821, America)
Feast Day: January 4th
Patron: of in-law problems, against the death of children, widows, death of parents, and opposition of Church authorities
Beatified By: by Pope John XXIII on March 17, 1963
Canonized By: by Pope Paul VI on September 14, 1975
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton was the first native born American to be canonized by the Catholic Church.
Prayer to Mother Seton: Lord God, you blessed Elizabeth Seton with gifts of grace as wife and mother, educator and foundress, so that she might spend her life in service to your people. Through her example and prayers may we learn to express our love for you in love for our fellow men and women. We ask this through Christ our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.