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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton

  • Born: August 28, 1774  
  • Died: January 4, 1821
  • Beatified: March 17, 1963 by Pope John XXIII
  • Canonized: September 14, 1975 by Pope Paul VI
  • Feast: January 4 th
  • Recognitions:
    • Founder of the American Sisters of Charity
    • One of the founders & charter members of The Society for the Relief of Poor Widows with Small Children
    • First person born in the United States to become canonized as a saint
    • Commonly seen as a patron of Catholic schools
    • Established St. Joseph’s Academy and Free School – Emmitsburg, Maryland
  • Words to Live By:

    "Faith lifts the staggering soul on one side, hope supports it on the other, experience says it must be and love says let it be."

For more information about St. Elizabeth ...

New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Catholic Online - Saints & Angels: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Emmitsburg Area Historical Society: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton