Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Elizabeth Ann Seton

* The 23rd Psalm was her favorite prayer*Elizabeth Seton lived in Canada for awhile*Her remains are entombed in the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland

Elizabeth's Four Miracles1. Cured Sr. Gertrude Korzendorfer of cancer2. Cured a young child, Ann Theresa O'Neill, of lymphatic leukemia3. Cured Carl Kalin of a rare form of encephalitis

Elizabeth Ann Seton was born on August 28, 1774. She grew up in the upper class of New York society, but lead a quiet, simple life. In 1974, Elizabeth married William Seton, and they had five children. Unfortunately, William died from tuberculosis. After his death, Elizabeth converted to Catholicism and later started the first free Catholic school for young ladies in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She died of tuberculosis at the age of 46.

Elizabeth Ann Seton

*Officially joined the Catholic Church in 1805*On March 25, 1809, Elizabeth Seton pronounced her vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience; from that point on she was called Mother Seton*In 1809, she established a religious community in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and then later started a free school there*She helped ratify the Rule of the Sisterhood in 1812






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