January 4th – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
In the Gospel today, after speaking with Christ, Andrew the Apostle goes to his brother Peter and says, “We have found the Messiah.” He then brings Peter to meet Jesus.
And that’s exactly what St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, whose feast we celebrate today, did in her life. She was born and raised a member of the Episcopalian Church, but after her husband passed and she was left to raise her 5 children alone, she eventually found Christ in the Eucharist in the Catholic Church. From that point forward she went about telling everyone about Christ, and bringing them to Him. She founded schools and religious communities to accomplish this task.
And this is our task today. We must find Christ, we must go and tell others about Him, and we must finally bring them to Him. This is exactly what Christ is calling us to do today with our brothers and sisters, with our friends and family.
Now, God may be calling us to found more schools and more religious communities, but more likely he’s calling us simply to find Him here in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, in the Eucharist; He’s calling us to go and tell everyone about Him, and bring the entire world to Himself.