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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Julie Parco

on 22 October 2014

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
General Information
Elizabeth Ann Seton was born on August 28, 1774 and died on January 4, 1821 at the age of 46. Her feast day is January 4.

Some symbols of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton is a pink flower, a book, a school, a rosary, a bible and wheat.
She is the patron saint of the death of children, in-law problems, loss of parents, opposition of Church authorities, people who are made fun of for their piety, the diocese of Shreveport Louisiana, and widows.

Some Background Information
School for Girls, in Baltimore. From the beginning, her group followed the same rules as a religious community. Women came to help Elizabeth, and the school grew. After some time, Elizabeth decided to dedicate her life completely to God. She and the other women began a community of religious Sisters, who later became known as the Daughters of Charity. It was officially founded in 1809. Elizabeth Seton received the title of “Mother,” head of the community.

Elizabeth Bayley Seton was the first native born American to be canonized by the Catholic Church on September 14, 1975, by Pope Paul VI.

Reasons for Choosing
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

I chose St. Elizabeth Ann Seton because when I read about lots saints I found her. I learned about her life and how she changed to Catholic for God and I wanted to learn more about her. I was sad that she died when she was young but she did so much in her life in only a little time. She Catholic when she was married and then died early.
This saint pertain to my life because she made the first free catholic school for girls in America. She made special group of nuns and other women wanted to be like her. She was really nice person to everybody and she loved God very much. She suffered great trials of sickness, misunderstanding, the death of loved ones (her husband and two young daughters) and the heartache of a lost son.


Gifts of the Holy Spirit St. Elizabeth Ann Seton possesses
Interesting facts about

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
She opened the first Catholic school in United States, and she was the first American saint.
Today thousands of Daughters of Charity carry on Mother Seton's work. They serve in hospitals, homes for the aged, and schools.

Prayer to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Lord Jesus, Who was born for us in a stable, lived for us a life of pain and sorrow, and died for us upon a cross: say for us in the hour of our death, Father, forgive, and to Your Mother, Behold your child. Say to us, This day you shall be with Me in paradise. Dear Savior, leave us not, forsake us not. We thirst for You, Fountain of Living Water. Our days pass quickly along, soon all will be consummated for us. To Your hands we commend our spirits, now and forever. Amen.
Quotes by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Elizabeth Seton told her sisters, “The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it; and thirdly, to do it because it is his will.”

“The gate of heaven is very low; only the humble can enter it.”

Elizabeth Bauley grew up as a rich girl in New York City. She loved to read. Elizabeth's early life was quiet, simple, and lonely. As she grew a little older, the Bible became very important but Elizabeth was not Catholic. In 1794, Elizabeth married the wealthy young William Seton. She loved him very much. The first years of their marriage were happy. Elizabeth’s husband became very sick and so they went to Italy to find a doctor that could make him better. In Italy, Elizabeth amazed everyone with her kindness, patience, manners and intelligence.

There were so many people who were Catholic in Italy and Elizabeth became interested in the Catholic Faith. There were three reasons that made Elizabeth become a Catholic: belief in the Real Presence, devotion to Mary and that the Catholic Church led the apostles to Christ. Many of her family and friends rejected her when she became a Catholic in March 1805.

After her husband died, Elizabeth was left to support her five children. She decided to open the first American Catholic boarding
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