St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Research Paper

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton once said, “In every disappointment let your heart fly directly to your dear Savior. Jesus will never leave you or forsake you.” Elizabeth Ann Bayley was a beautiful soul born on August 28, 1774, in New York City. St. Elizabeth was welcomed into the world by two Episcopalian parents, whose faith she then followed. Along with her guardians, their wealthy family also had another daughter. Seton was born two years before the American Revolution, and grew in the upper class of New York. She learned the importance of giving back, and was often serving others. Not only did Elizabeth know a kind heart, but she was getting to be a very well- rounded woman. Saint Elizabeth was gorgeous, fluent in French, musical, and greatly accomplished.…show more content…
After joining the Catholic Faith in 1805, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton found joy that her desire for the Bread of Life continued in the church. Also, having lost her biological mother at a young age, she found comfort in the idea that the Blessed Virgin was truly her mother. Elizabeth then started a school at the suggestion of the president of St. Mary 's College in Baltimore, Maryland. When parents became aware of Elizabeth’s faith, they quickly removed their girls from the school. Saint Elizabeth, and two other young woman then began plans for a Sisterhood, and later established the first free Catholic school in America. Elizabeth continued to raise her children. On March 25, 1809, Saint Elizabeth Seton pronounced her vows poverty, chastity, and obedience, binding for one year. Now referred to as Mother Seton, Elizabeth established two orphanages and another school by 1818. For the last three years of her life, Elizabeth felt that God was getting ready to call her, and this gave her true happiness and gratefulness. Mother Seton died in 1821 at the age of 46, only sixteen years after becoming a Catholic. She was beatified by Pope John XXIII on March 17, 1963 and was canonized on September 14, 1975 by Pope
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