These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Wednesday, 04 January 2023 00:00

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious, January 4 (USA)

Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah,” which is translated Christ. Then he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Cephas,” which is translated Peter.  (Jn 1:35-42)
How important are those who bring us to the Lord! Andrew brought his brother Simon to Jesus, and here we are 2,000 years later standing on the rock of Peter’s faith. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) was a teacher at heart and is credited with being the founder of the parochial school system in the United States. She brought many disciples to the Lord.

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