From the writings of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton:

“We await with certain hope. . .reaching out for the things ahead. . .looking steadily upward.”

“Oh, the goodness of our God is everything.”

“Faith lifts the Soul, Hope supports it, Experience says it must, Love says—let it be.”

“The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the Will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner God wills it; and thirdly, to do it because it is God’s will.”

“The sleep and dreams of life…the horizon of futurity…the pure skies of heaven…Rising sun of immortality…splendor, beauty…Jesus—infinity itself, boundless light, all delight, all bliss all God, all this may be tomorrow if only from the sleep and dreams of life, I may…truly awake in Jesus! Amen. (from the flyleaf, of Elizabeth Seton’s copy of the Following of Christ)

Lord God, you blessed Elizabeth Ann 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 one another. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.