you blessed Elizabeth Ann Seton with gifts of grace
as wife and mother,
educator and foundress,
so that she might spend her life in service to your people.
Through her example and prayers,
may we learn to express our love for you
in love for our fellow men and women.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.