you blessed Elizabeth Ann Seton
with gifts of grace
as wife and mother,
educator and foundress,
so that she might spend her life
in service to your people.
Litany to Saint Elizabeth Seton
Elizabeth, Loving Daughter
Prayer by St. Elizabeth Ann
Our Father, you would not willingly call on us to suffer. You say all things work together for our good if we are faithful to You. Therefore, if You ordain it: through disappointment and poverty, sickness and pain, even shame and contempt and calumny, You will support us with the consolation of Your Grace and compensate us for any temporal suffering by the possession of that peace which the world can neither give nor take away.
The Expectant Mother's Prayer
O God our Father, through the Blessed Virgin Mary you have glorified
motherhood in the virgin birth of Your Son, Jesus Christ, and You have
raised up as an example to wives and mothers Your servant, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Grant me, I pray You, the grace to imitate her by accepting as Your charge and as
an heir to heaven the child that is to be born of me. Bless, dear Lord, this coming
event with safety both to my child and to myself.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821), was canonized September 14, 1975. Prayers reprinted on webdesk.com with the permission on April 11, 1997 of the Administrator of the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 333 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727-9298.