Ann Seton: A Comparative Analysis: Caryll Houselander And Elizabeth Ann Seton
However, it is the mystical healing of the Holy Communion that ultimately changed her faith and perspective on the whole notion of the Church. This occurred when she healed immediately after receiving the Holy Communion at the time she had been struck by a strange disease (Houselander 2). It is clear that there were deliberate efforts to develop a Christian from the go. This becomes evident when she is sent to several Christian schools as part of this objective. It significantly helped her to discover her religious gifts such as the mystical one of seeing Christ in other people, something that could never have come to bear were it not for the French Catholic Girl School.
Elizabeth Ann Seton, on the other hand, is described as having been born a devoted Christian, something that was much connected to her love of nature, which could help her to find the presence of God. Unlike Caryll, she was an Episcopalian descendant accustomed to long hours of prayers and strongly believed in reliance on the provision of a mystical God. As a Protestant, her faith was based on the personal drive for the love of Christ but not nurtured by formalized belief in the Catholic faith. However, painful incidences of abandonment by everyone dear helped to draw her close to God.
Role of the Holly Communion
Elizabeth exhibited strong and unusual attachment with symbolic communion in her Protestant church, something that was psychological. The fact that she could move from one church to another was a…