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
Susan B. Anthony (Susan Brownell Anthony) Susan B. Anthony was a prominent feminist author who started the movement of women’s suffrage and she was also the president of the National American Women Suffrage Association. Anthony was in favor of abolitionism as she was a fierce activist in the anti-slavery movement before the civil war. Susan Anthony was born on February 15, 1820, in Adams, Massachusetts, and before becoming a famous feminist figure, she worked as a teacher. Anthony grew up in a Quaker family that made her spend her time working on social causes. And her father was an owner of a local cotton mill.
The Fate of Lizzie Walker and Chuck Walker Elizabeth (Lorne) Walker was the youngest child of Charles and Elizabeth Lorne. She was born and raised in Okawville and lived there with her parents until they moved to East St. Louis. Lizzie married Henry Van Osdale in 1920, divorced him, and married him again in 1925. Their marriages were a tumultuous affair caused by a World War I head injury that led him to violent outbursts and insane jealousy. Her third marriage was to an immigrant from Switzerland who worked at the Chase Hotel.
The couple had five children together, Anna Maria; William II; Richard; Catherine; and Rebecca Mary. Shortly after marriage, they moved to a prominent residence on Wall Street where they belonged to the Trinity Episcopal Church. Elizabeth began to nurse the sick and dying. After becoming influenced by her father, she became a member of The Society for the Relief of Poor Widows with Small Children in 1797. When the eldest Seton died, the family’s fortune began to disappear which later led the family into bankruptcy.
Liz Murray’s mother and father were drug addicts living in the Bronx. She was born in 1980 with drugs in her blood because her parents religiously uses cocaine and heroin. (Murray 11). A vicious cycle of her parent’s use of drugs and mental illness seem to carry throughout several chapters. Murray and her sister survives on egg and mayonnaise sandwiches, toothpaste, and even cherry-flavored chapstick.
Charlotte E. Ray In this paper I will be providing you lots of information on Ms. Ray. Charlotte E. Ray accomplished a lot of great things for African American and women in general. Becoming not only the first female African-American lawyer in the United States but also the first to practice in Washington, D.C. Because of her bravery and persistence obstacles were broken. Ray has paved the way for young women of color in today’s society.
She fought hard on improving working conditions for many American Her name was Florence Kelley. Florence Kelley made her entrance in the world on September 12, 1889, to William and Caroline Kelley. She grew up learning public activity from her father. Her father was a self-educated man who left his business to become an abolitionist a judge and an activist for a number of political and social reforms.
I will be telling you about Clarissa (Clara) Harlowe Barton. In my paper you will learn what it was like when Clara Barton was alive. How she became who she was and how she founded the American Red Cross. She had to go to school in a one-room school house. Her mom would teach her about women 's rights and her father taught her about serving her country and helping others.
To slave a person is the most inhumane act one can commit, and unfortunately was very popular during the 18th century. However, have you ever wondered the different impacts slavery caused between men and women? Both Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs showcase, through their writings, the horrors of slavery, and contrast the many similarities and import differences between the experience of slavery between genders. One of the similarities of slavery for both genders was their allowances. Both men and women were only allowed a certain amount of food and clothing to survive throughout a year.
The Life and Death of Clara Barton: Founder of the American Red Cross Nurses throughout history all have a different story to tell. Whether it is involving a traumatic event or just an overwhelming experience they endured in their life, their impact in the nursing community will always be one to remember. One nurse in particular that has a major impact on society still to this day is Clarissa Harlowe Barton. One interesting thing about Clara that many people don’t know is that she was actually named after a character from a novel. It is said that her aunt was reading a book called Clarissa or the History of a Young Lady when she was born, so her parents chose the name Clara.
When Williams business was suffering because of pirates taking his cargo ships, William also got very sick on this trip and would later die. William thought all he needed was a change of scenery so he made a two month trip with Elizabeth and his eight year old daughter Anna to Italy where the Filicchi’s would watch over them. A few days after he arrived in Italy he died and the Filicchi’s let the Setons stay for four months before they went home to America which in this time Elizabeth learned a lot about the Catholic faith. This is what happened when tragedy struck when William was on a trip with Elizabeth and Anna in Italy to visit the Filicchi’s where He died of tuberculosis after ten years of
In the beginning of her reign she was struggling, in response to this the people of her country wanted her to marry a strong man to help her rule. But she wanted none of this. Elizabeth did not want to have a male companion constantly interfering with her decisions and having any power over her. Because she
Early on, Elizabeth is confronted with the issue of a struggling marriage. She and her husband John find that their relationship is rather strained because Elizabeth