Elizabeth Ann Bailey was born in New York City on August 28, 1774, and died in Emmittsburg, Maryland, on January 4, 1821. She was canonized the first American-born saint by Pope Paul VI in 1975. As a young woman, her only desire was to marry a handsome man, be a happy wife, and raise a pretty family.
She had adventures beyond her wildest dreams. With each trial she faced, God revealed resources, strength, and courage she didn’t know she possessed. To read more about her life, click here. It’s a delightful story with a lesson for all of us: God does not work in straight lines, but, as she did, we seek to do God’s will in every circumstance. Enjoy the reading and say a prayer to Mother Seton! ~Fr. Paul Demuth Pastor