Friday, January 4, 2013

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Pray for Us.

Especially those of us having trouble with school, be it home education, correspondence courses, or  enrollment at a local institution. None of them are perfect, and as Mrs. P. said to me a few days ago, it helps nothing to "close ranks" and pretend that whatever path we have chosen is without difficulty. On many days home schooling is wonderful, some days it is lonely and fruitless. Sometimes there is great joy in seeing a child flourish at a new school, sometimes there is great frustration that the school is not offering everything it ought. Sometimes teachers are valued for the great good they do, sometimes they suffer for teaching the  truth. Sometimes parents are acknowledged as primary educators of their children, sometimes they are deprived of the right to have any say in what their child is taught. In all the joys and sorrows, in all the triumphs and frustrations, on the A+ days and especially on the ones that get an F, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, pray for us!

Here is her story.


  1. Amen, and again I say unto you, Amen. That was very beautifully put and true through and through. You have given me some inspiration as I undertake my planning for the next semester of homeschooling.