|St. Elizabeth Ann Seton|
by Rebecca Pearl
As we enter 2014 may I make a humble request. May we all try to renew family prayer in our homes. Through this coming together as a family Our Lord will bless us. Through prayer more love will blossom where division exists. When the family is strong then the Church will be strong. Our Lord has the medicine for the family it is prayer. Pope Francis recently made reference to the healing power of prayer when he gave out Rosaries in pill boxes and likened himself to a pharmacist prescribing medicine for the heart. May we also reach out to other families and encourage renewal of family prayer. Such efforts please Our Lord and Our Lady. For so many Saints and Popes have expounded the necessity for family prayer.
Today January 4th, the Church honor's St. Elizabeth Ann Seton who spent a great deal of her life trying to educate children. She also had a strong devotion to the Rosary.
"We know certainly that our God calls us to a holy life. We know that he gives us every grace, every abundant grace; and though we are so weak of ourselves, this grace is able to carry us through every obstacle and difficulty."-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
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