I have to confess that I am not a big fan of shrines for saints. The reason is that when I am at a shrine, it always seems like the saint is someone so “plastic” they could not possibly have been a real person. The shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is not like that. Rather, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is presented as an ordinary person, who quest for God was a response to extraordinary grace.
This means that we cannot let ourselves off the hook. We too are called to holiness, and even though we might feel ordinary, we have available to us God’s extraordinary grace. And if we respond to this grace, we too can become a saint.
- Ordinary Guy, Extraordinary Grace: Homily for Saturday, December 9, 2017
- Seeking Holiness – Find it in the Silence: Homily for January 17, 2017
- Homily for Monday, March 24, 2014
- God’s Call: Homily for Sunday, January 15, 2017
- Homily for Tuesday, November 11, 2014