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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church (Hiawatha, Iowa) . by
, 2014

Opening Prayer: Jesus, Our Treasure by Ven. Bruno Lanteri

O, Jesus, you descended in the fullness of time from the royal throne; O you who are most desired of all. You came from the height of heaven to visit us, and we are overwhelmed with joy, for as soon as the eternal Father had seen you born in our flesh, he made the angels proclaim peace and grace to all of good will. Freeing us from all misery, the Father gave us his kingdom and filled us with all your good. Make our hearts open and able to hold so great a treasure. Amen.

Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

Scripture: Proverbs 14:21
He who despises his neighbor is a sinner, but happy is he who is kind to the poor.

Action for the Day: Elizabeth Ann Seton is the first American-born saint. A convert to Catholicism, she founded the first religious community of sisters in the United States in Emmitsburg, MD in 1810. Her congregation became known for educating girls and caring for the poor. For her great kindness Elizabeth became known as Mother Seton. On this eleventh day of Christmas take up the Spirit of kindness as the attitude toward all the people you encounter today. Share the story of the kindness of the American saint Elizabeth Ann Seton