Litany to St. Elizabeth Seton
ELIZABETH, LOVING DAUGHTER,
Encourage in all children obedience and love.
ELIZABETH, TROUBLED TEENAGER,
Speak to today's confused, sometimes abused young people.
ELIZABETH, FAITHFUL WIFE,
Grant gifts of love and generosity to all spouses.
ELIZABETH, CARING MOTHER,
Share your mother's heart with all parents.
ELIZABETH, GRIEVING WIDOW,
Look with compassion on all bereaved widows.
ELIZABETH, LOYAL FRIEND,
Teach us to share friendship generously.
ELIZABETH, HEROIC SEARCHER FOR THE TRUTH,
Guide all who, with fear and doubt, seek the way.
ELIZABETH, COURAGEOUS CONVERT,
Strengthen the newly baptized as they embrace the faith.
ELIZABETH, SORROWING MOTHER,
Console those parents suffering the loss of a child.
ELIZABETH, STEADFAST RELIGIOUS,
Inspiring young women to follow in your path.
ELIZABETH, A WOMAN FOR ALL WOMEN,
Bestow your charism of love and service on all women today.
-S. Irene Fugazy, SC
Sisters of Charity, Mount St. Vincent, New York