Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

the people who sit in darkness
have seen a great light,
on those dwelling in a land overshadowed by death
light has arisen.

Matthew 4:16

The peace of the Lord be with you.

Our Gospel passage today reminds us that to be a Christian we must tell people the good news of our redemption, as well as offer comfort and support to those who are suffering.

Such a fitting Gospel passage today as we celebrate the feast of Saint Elizabeth Anne Seton. Saint Elizabeth Anne Seton provided some of the first charities for the care of the poor in the United States. She also helped form some of the first free schools which allowed underprivileged children to have an education. As we enter into these first days of 2021, may Jesus and the Saints inspire us to bring comfort and reassurance to all in need.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Readings for Monday, January 4, 2021