Our Patron Saint
Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) was the first native-born American Saint. She was born on August 28, 1774, in New York and raised in the Anglican Church. Elizabeth married a merchant who died in 1803. They had five children.
Elizabeth was received into the Catholic Church on March 14, 1805. Estranged from her family after becoming a Catholic, she founded a girls’ school in Baltimore in 1808. In 1809 she founded a congregation of nuns, The Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph. As their Superior, she became “Mother Seton.”
By the time of St. Elizabeth’s death in 1821, her congregation had twenty communities devoted to the care of orphans, the sick, and above all, educating children in parochial schools.
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