Merry Eleventh Day of Christmas

Monica on January 4th, 2016 | 11 comments

Merry Eleventh Day of Christmas!

My True Love gave to me ~ Eleven Pipers Piping!

The eleven pipers piping represent the eleven faithful and loyal Apostles (minus Judas who betrayed Jesus).

Today we celebrate the Feast Day of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Patroness of widows, orphans, and those with in-law problems. She is also patroness of those who support the authority of the Catholic Church.

Two hundred years ago, Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton founded the Sisters of Charity of St. Josephs’, the first new community for religious women to be established in the United States. She also began St. Joseph’s Academy and Free School, the first free Catholic School for girls staffed by Sisters in the US. Her legacy now includes six religious communities with more than 5,000 members, hundreds of schools, social service centers and hospitals throughout America and around the world. She was canonized on September 14, 1975 in St. Peter’s Square by Pope Paul VI.

The remarkable life of Elizabeth Ann Seton spans the full spectrum of human experience. She was a New York socialite, a devoted wife, the mother of five children, a dedicated volunteer in charitable organizations, a convert to Roman Catholicism, an educator, friend of the poor, catechist. She was a tireless servant of God. Her story is one in which you would find much inspiration.

Merry Eleventh Day of Christmas
We love you!

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11 thoughts on “Merry Eleventh Day of Christmas

  1. I am grateful to Mother Seton for her work in the establishment of the Catholic school system in the USA. I attended 8 years of Catholic education during which my grounding in the Faith was established. Thank you Mother Seton.

  2. Introductory description as patroness is written in a confusing manner. “.Patron of in-law problems, against death of children, widows, death of parents, and opposition to church authority.”

    Do you mean “Patroness of widows, orphans, and those with in-law problems. She is also patroness of those who support the authority of the Catholic Church.

    The former sounds like a patroness against widows, for opposition to church… just a thought

  3. Her work done in suffering has yielded much fruit to bless humanity and the Church. May we all persevere in service to Christ and His Body as St Elizabeth did. Mother Seton, pray for us!

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