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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Print E-mail
Seton Home was named after Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint. Seton Home was named after Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint. This name was chosen because Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton was a brave mother of five children, left to raise them on her own after losing her own husband. She is a model for single mothers in her patience and in her commitment to improving her community. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton also established the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph and St. Joseph's Academy and Free School, the first free school for girls in the United States. The legacy she left now includes six religious communities with more than 5,000 members, hundreds of schools, social service centers and hospitals throughout America and around the world. Seton Home's founders were inspired by her example and hope that her prayers and guidance are with our families always.

Feast Day:
January 4
Birthplace: New York City

A Prayer for Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Lord God, you blessed Elizabeth Ann Seton with gifts of grace as wife and mother educator and foundress so that she might spend her life in service to your people. Through her example and prayers, may we, whose Faith Community is dedicated in her honor, learn to express our love for you in our love for all your children. We ask this through Christ, Our Lord.


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