St Gabriel Windows

St Gabriel Windows
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Friday, January 04, 2013

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Feast & Blog Anniversary

I originally posted this little tribute in honor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton back in 2006 on the inception of this Blog.  This is my blog anniversary of 7 years now.  This blog grew out of my faith and the desire of expressing it, and sharing spiritual helps and insights, as well as my heartfelt misery at the death of my father all those years ago.  This blog has been an outlet for me, a learning and growing tool and a place where I have met many other wonderful bloggers, both of faith and some on their way to finding faith.  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is also the name of the original Catholic homeschool group I founded nearly 15 years ago for the support of those in our parish and surrounding area who are Catholic home schooling. May God bless you all on this wonderful feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, my model and saint revered.  Pray for us!

Lord Jesus, Who was born for us in a stable, lived for us a life of pain and sorrow, and died for us upon a cross; say for us in the hour of death, Father, forgive, and to Your Mother, Behold your child. Say to us, This day you shall be with Me in paradise. Dear Savior, leave us not, forsake us not. We thirst for You, Fountain of Living Water. Our days pass quickly along, soon all will be consummated for us. To Your hands we commend our spirits, now and forever. Amen.

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 others.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

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