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Now, Seton Grad Kelly Smith Guides Others to Mother Seton


Being a resource for visitors and groups to seek out and grow in their faith at the Seton Shrine motivates Seton grad Kelly Smith, every day.

Seton Graduate Kelly Smith credits Seton Home Study School with introducing her to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Now her mission is to introduce others to the life and work of the great American saint.

I was homeschooled through Seton Home Study all of High School (Grades 9-12). I loved the curriculum, the opportunity to learn self-paced, have a personalized schedule that worked best for me, have freedom of learning, and gain more knowledge of the Catholic faith through my studies. I just loved diving in and working at my own pace.

After graduating from Seton, I went to Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, graduating in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies.

My Seton education helped me navigate college tremendously! I came out of High School a self-starter, able to teach myself and plan my school days in an organized manner.

Helping Hands

I also learned writing skills while doing Seton. My college classmates would ask me for advice on how to study and prepare for projects.

The Religion classes with Seton helped me with my Theology and other college courses and gave me a deeper knowledge of Catholicism. By the grace of God, I was given the tools (and continue to learn) to know, love, and serve God daily.

Seton Home Study first introduced me to Mother Seton, and now I am the Group Visits Coordinator at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland! I love how Mother Seton guides me on this path to Heaven beside her!

I feel truly blessed to work at such a holy place where the first American-born Saint lived, worked, walked, and prayed!

Through my faith, I am inspired by the Holy Spirit to be motivated and passionate about spreading the word about the Seton Shrine, St. Elizabeth’s mission to serve others and help those who desire to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Seton Shrine’s mission is to promote the life and legacy of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton by providing inspiration and encouragement to all people. I truly love this ministry and am blessed to be a part of evangelization!

Being a resource for visitors and groups to seek out and grow in their faith and providing opportunities for them to do this motivates me every day.

Get it Done!

My advice for current Seton High Schoolers is to just get it done! Work hard, persevere, and say your prayers, and all will be okay!

Kelly Smith graduated from Seton Home Study School in 2013.

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