A recent, grieving, Protestant widow in a foreign country saw a Corpus Christi procession outside her window. In her overwhelming grief she wrote to her sister-in-law (Protestant as well), "How happy would we be, [if we] believed what these dear souls believe: that they possess God the Sacrament, and that He remains in their churches and is to them when they are sick! … The other day, in a moment of excessive distress, I fell on my knees without thinking when the Blessed Sacrament passed by, and cried in an agony to God to bless me, if He was there-that my whole soul desired only Him."
The grieving widow was Elizabeth Ann Seton, who later became the first American to be canonized. Faith is a journey.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Pray for us.