Elizabeth Ann Bayley, known to all of us as Mother Elizabeth Seton, was born in 1774 to Anglican parents. A Story of Mother Elizabeth Seton tells of her inspiring life.
Elizabeth’s mother and two sisters died when Elizabeth was only four years old. When Elizabeth was twenty years old, she married William Seton and they had five children. In 1802, when Elizabeth was only twenty-eight years old, her husband’s life was taken after a long illness with tuberculosis. In the next nineteen years until her own death, she accomplished many things: she converted to Catholicism, started schools and orphanages in Europe and the United States, and founded the religious community called the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph.
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