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This year’s conference patron saint chose us! We are thankful for the opportunity to host the CWC at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.

We know this amazing saint and woman will be prayerfully leading our planning and promotional efforts.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is the first native-born canonized American saint. She is a woman every woman can relate to some way. Just for starters, she was:

  • a wife
  • a mother
  • a widow
  • a convert to Catholicism
  • and a nun.

She is also credited with founding the American Catholic school system. Quite a woman!

To get to know her better, visit St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s home and shrine through our recent audio pilgrimage to her National Shrine….

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton truly embodied the ‘feminine genius’ with which women are blessed!

St. John Paul II wrote in his Letter to Women:

Thank you, every woman, for the simple fact of being a woman! Through the insight which is so much a part of your womanhood you enrich the world’s understanding and help to make human relations more honest and authentic.

The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton located in Emmetsburg, MD, has a blog. We thought you would be interested in reading this particular reflection on how St. Elizabeth Ann Seton exemplifies the Feminine Genius:

CWC Prayer

Lord Jesus, thank you for the constant love you have for me. Thank you for the gift of life, the gift of faith, and the gift of my vocation to womanhood.

Today, take into your Sacred Heart all women you are calling to this year’s Catholic Women’s Conference. Through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, may each of us open our hearts to your grace, to be healed where healing is needed. Replace any wounds or worries with your peace and joy.

Send your Holy Spirit to renew our lives. Fill us with confidence and trust in Your Goodness. Guide us to be the women you have created us to be: your beloved daughters, disciples, and friends. Make us women of faith, hope, and charity, so needed in this hurting world today.

May the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ cover us to purify and protect us from the evil which seeks to destroy us and our loved ones. Please remove any obstacles which keep us from living our unique dignity as women of God.

Thank you, Lord Jesus. For all this, I pray in your sweet & holy Name. Amen.