Before I move on from my January saint of the month and share Februaryâ€™s, here are a few thoughts resting on my heart inspired, in part, by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Itâ€™s a confluence of ideas, of sort — Old Testament figure meets the first American-born saint who then collide with a pop culture icon. Okay, maybe not that dramatic, but work with me here.
Itâ€™s that time of the year when many of us enlist the help of an online saint generator to randomly select a saint who journeys with us throughout the year. Rather than journeying with one random saint this year, Iâ€™ll walk with at least twelve. Think of it as a saint of the month club. My January saint of the month is Elizabeth Ann Seton â€“ daughter, wife, mother, widow, friend and the first American-born saint.
Here we are marching quickly through the first quarter of 2014, and I’ve yet to host the official-yet-unofficial oath of office for my 2014 spiritual board. So here and now I present to you my 2014 Spiritual Board of Directors: seven saints reaching out to me, inspiring me, and uniquely supporting my vocation as wife and mother.