Minute Meditations

Reliance on God


Elizabeth Ann Seton’s (1774–1821) husband had just died. She was in Italy with him and one of their children; four others were in the United States. They were bankrupt. But the solace his Catholic business partners provided resulted in a conversion moment for the first US-born saint.



St. Elizabeth Ann Seton,
I feel so alone.
Show me how
to open my eyes, ears, and heart
to those whom God sends
to envelop me in love.



Even if you just want to be left alone, have a conversation—real-time or virtual—with a family member or friend. Let him or her help.

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