Elizabeth Ann Seton Research Paper

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I chose Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton to be my confirmation saint. She became the first native born American saint in 1975. I believe that she influenced everyone around her, and that’s what I hope to do.

Elizabeth Ann Bayley was born in New York in 1774 to a wealthy family. When she was just three years old, her mother died. Her father, Richard, remarried Charlotte Amelia Barclay. The new Mrs. Bayley was kind and motherly to young Elizabeth. After Charlotte and Richard had five children, the relationship ended in divorce. Richard Bayley then went to London for medical studies and Elizabeth was left with Charlotte Barclay. Despite the motherly figure Charlotte had become, she rejected Elizabeth and her older sister. They both went to live with their aunt and uncle in New Rochelle. Later, in 1794 Elizabeth married William Magee Seton. Five short years into their marriage, Will’s father died, leaving the young couple with his business and his seven children. After losing several of his ships, Will had to declare bankruptcy. Will suffered from Tuberculosis, and the stress over his business only worsened his condition. The doctors sent Will and his family to Italy for the warmer climate in an effort to subdue his symptoms. Will died in Italy.

Elizabeth Ann Seton suffered many losses during her lifetime, but her story …show more content…

She helped so many people with her school and the Sisters of Charity. My goal in life is to help people and to touch their lives, which is what Mother Seton did. I believe that I can look to Elizabeth Ann Seton when I am going through a rough time. I can remember her story and it will give me strength to know that God is there and He will help me through it. Elizabeth Ann Seton lived a life of holiness and everyone around her could tell that. After a long search to find my confirmation saint, I have found the perfect saint for

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