January 4

Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious



Today we remember the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized as a saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton.


Only if people change will the world change; and in order to change, people need the light that comes from God, the light which so unexpectedly [on the night of Christmas] entered into our night.

—Pope Benedict XVI, Homily at Mass for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, December 25, 2008


Pray one of these three prayers to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton today.


Aim to put these practices of building a domestic Church into action.