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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton - Daughter of America

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Jeanne Marie Grunwell

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Elizabeth Ann Bayley was born in New York City on August 28, 1774. Her father, Richard Bayley, was a well-known doctor. Her mother, Catherine, died when Elizabeth was just three years old. In 1794, Elizabeth married William Seton. Elizabeth, William, and their five children had a happy life together. Elizabeth devoted her time to her family, to helping others, and to prayer. But then her father, whom she loved very much, died. Then her father-in-law also died, and the Seton fortune quickly dwindled. Next Elizabeth’s husband Will became sick and also died in 1803. In her grief, Elizabeth prayed, “My God, I am alone in the world with you and my little ones. But you are my Father and doubly theirs.” Elizabeth was consoled by the Felicchi family who were Catholics and in 1805 became a Catholic herself. A few years later, Elizabeth was asked to come and open a girls’ school in Baltimore. It was there that Elizabeth decided to live as a religious sister, eventually founding the Sisters of Charity. Besides founding many Catholic schools, she also opened orphanages. She even made plans for a hospital, which was built after her death. She is the first US-born citizen to be declared a saint.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton: Daughter of America captures the mystery of how God’s love and call unfold all throughout our life. Children will learn powerful lessons about faith, trust in God, and courage in serving others. Recommended for ages 9–12.





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0-8198-7022-6
9780819870223
126
7"  (17.7 cm) x 4 1/2"  (11.4 cm) x 0 1/2"  (1.27 cm)
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1999

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 01/04
Tridentine Calendar - 01/04


Patron Of: Death Of Children, Death Of Parents, Widows, people ridiculed for their piety, Apostleship of the Sea, In-law Problems, Opposition of Church Authorities, Diocese of Shreveport, Louisiana

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Born into a wealthy and influential Episcopalian family, the daughter of a Dr Richard Bayley, Elizabeth was raised in the New York high society of the late 18th century. Her mother died when Elizabeth was three years old, her baby sister a year later. She married the wealthy businessman William Magee Seton in 1794 at age 19, and was the mother of five.

About ten years into the marriage, William's business failed, and soon after he died of tuberculosis, leaving Elizabeth an impoverished widow with five small children. For years Elizabeth had felt drawn to Catholicism, believing in the Real Presence in the Eucharist and in the lineage of the Church going back to Christ and the Apostles. She converted to Catholicism, entering the Church on 14 March 1805, alienating many of her strict Episcopalian family in the process.

To support her family, and insure the proper education of her children, she opened a school in Boston. Though a private and secular institution, from the beginning she ran it along the lines of a religious community. At the invitation of the archbishop, she established a Catholic girl's school in Baltimore, Maryland which initiated the parochial school system in America. To run the system she founded the Sisters of Charity in 1809, the first native American religious community for women.

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4 January 1821 in Emmitsburg, Maryland of natural causes



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