Monday was my favorite feast day of the year and you can read a post from years ago explaining why. The coincidences or Godisms that make St. Elizabeth Ann Seton so dear to me just make my heart skip a beat thinking about them.
Despite frigid temperatures here in Virginia (finally), my husband urged the family to pilgrimage to The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, MD.
I am so glad we did since this little girl was named after her. It was important to show her how amazing her patron saint was.
If you ever make your way to the DC area you will not be disappointed in making the trek. You will even get a bonus by visiting The Grotto where she would take her students following Sunday mass for peace and quiet.
The picture opportunities were just outstanding!
And then there’s Mount St. Mary’s… One of the most beautiful universities and seminaries I have ever seen. It’s home to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s favorite quiet spot–The Grotto!!
I felt a renewal leaving The Shrine. I renewed my commitment to homeschooling and I renewed my commitment as a mother. To just try my best every day. To be love and cheer for these precious little blessings God has entrusted to me.
**If you don’t know St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, she really speaks to the heart of widows and homeschooling mothers. Her story is one of great tragedy but perseverance beyond all measure!!