The Setons, the Bayleys, and the Roosevelts

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Author: Pat McNamara · Source: The Catholic portal.

Soldiers, sailors, scientists, prison chaplains, teachers, social workers, authors, nuns, priests, and bishops: St. Elizabeth Bayley Seton and her family shaped Catholic life in 19th-century America.


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Archbishop Robert Seton was remembered as a fairly eccentric character who made a good deal of his family background. A pastor, scholar, and enthusiast of ecclesiastical minutiae, he was also a genealogist who traced his … Read More

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton as Educator

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Author: Annabelle M. Melville · Source: Sisters of Charity of New York Web Page.
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As we celebrate Catholic School Week, it is interesting to go back in time and wonder, “What exactly was Saint Elizabeth Seton’s first school like? How was it organized? What textbooks were used? What about … Read More

Biography of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton 1774-1821

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Author: Mary Reed Newland · Year of first publication: 1979 · Source: "The Saint Book" published by The Seabury Press, New York.
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Elizabeth Ann Bayley, one of two daughters of a prominent Episcopal family, was born in New York on August 28, 1774. She was a charming little girl, small-boned and dainty, with great brown eyes and … Read More

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Hazard yet Forward

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Author: Unknown · Source: St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Parish website (Florida).
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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) was born Elizabeth Ann Bayley on August 28, 1774, in New York and was raised Episcopalian. She was the daughter of Richard Bayley, a respected physician in the city, and … Read More

Elizabeth Seton’s Way of Loving

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Author: Pauline Cinquini, SC · Year of first publication: 2009 · Source: Sisters of Charity of New York Web Page.
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Much has been written and said about the many deep relationships that St. Elizabeth Seton had with family, husband, children, and dear friends. Her letters are filled with her affection for them. A woman of … Read More

“Soar on Wings Like Eagles”: Elizabeth Seton’s Spirituality of Trust

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Author: Judith Metz, S.C. · Source: Vincentian Heritage Journal Volume 31 | Issue 1 Article 74-15-2012.
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“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint.” (Is. 40:31) This … Read More

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Author: Unknown · Source: Emmitsburg area Historical Society.
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Convert to Roman Catholicism; foundress of the American Sisters of Charity, which was the first sisterhood native to the United States; a wife, mother, widow, sole parent, foundress, educator, social minister, and spiritual leader, Elizabeth … Read More

Ephemerides: July, 19

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Author: Benito Martínez, C.M. .
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1633. Saint Lazare, Paris. On this Tueaday Vincent de Paul gives his first Conference for Missioners, later and commonly known as Conferences de Mardi (Tuesday Conferences) and attended by clergymen from Paris and France. The … Read More

Ephemerides: March, 27th

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Author: Benito Martínez, C.M. .
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1654: Conference of Vincent de Paul about reasons and practices of good getting through Holy Week. 1773: Francis Regis Clet is ordained priest in Lyon by Msgr John Baptist Bron, titular bishop of Egea and … Read More