Today, we celebrate the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Elizabeth is the first American born saint. She grew up here in New Rochelle, was an Episcopalian, a wife, a mother. When her husband died at an early age, Elizabeth became a Catholic, a move very much frowned upon in her day. She eventually overcame many obstacles and began a religious order of women who were to educate children, the Sisters of Charity. These Sisters ministered to many parishes in the Archdiocese of New York and educated thousands of young boys and girls. She did not let the obstacles in her path stop her from responding to God's call. With a listening heart, she was able, with His help, to fulfill His plan for her.
KM Donohue, OSU