Elizabeth Ann Seton Research Paper

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first born American to be canonized in the Roman Catholic Church. Although this is not why I chose her to be my confirmation saint, she is the patroness of in-law problems, widows, and the death of parents. Elizabeth Ann Seton had to go through many losses in her lifetime including the death of her mother and sister at age three, her stepmother when her father and she got divorced, and her husband when he died of tuberculosis (Catholic Online). Elizabeth had a very good bond with her step mother and when she and her father got divorced, she abandoned Elizabeth. She wanted nothing to do with her. This made Elizabeth feel depressed and alone. She went on to marry William Magee Seton when she was 19 years old. He eventually died of tuberculosis, leaving Elizabeth a widow at age 29. She started a religious order that went on to spread throughout the country. This is what she is most known for. Then on January 4, 1821, Elizabeth Ann Seton died of tuberculosis at age 46. She was very charming, cultured, and brave. Because of all the suffering she went through, she taught many people how to pray. On September 14,…

Joseph’s. On January 4, 1821, Elizabeth Ann Seton lost her life to tuberculosis at age 46. Her remains are held at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland, which is where she died (Catholic Online). Her religious order was running orphanages and schools that stretched all the way to Cincinnati and New Orleans and they had established the first hospital in St. Louis all by 1830 (Catholic Online). On March 17, 1963, Elizabeth Ann Seton was beatified by Pope John XXIII. He talked about how she dedicated her life to service and charity. Then on September 14, 1975, she was canonized as a Saint by Pope Paul VI in St. Peter’s Square. She was the first American to become a…