Wednesday, January 4, 2012


We are told that Mother Seton suffered periods of great depression and emptiness but always held fast to Christ in quiet faith. When we begin our monastic journey, the older brothers will often encourage us to persevere, to continue steadfastly, even when the way seems dark and confused. Like Jesus our Lord, like Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, we want to move forward in faith, trusting that Jesus understands us and accompanies us and even sometimes carries us.