Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton By:Amanda Frasca

Patron saint against child death, parental deaths, and opposition of Catholic authorities. She suffered through many deaths in her family growing up. Among these were the deaths of her parents, husband, and more. That is why she is considered to be the saint of deaths. She was a nice, patient, and obedient woman. Feast Day is celebrated on January 4th.
She was born on August 28, 1774. She grew up in the upper class society of New York. She got married to William Seton and had the happiest first few years of marriage. William passed away of Tuberculosis and Elizabeth knew he had awakened to the things of God.
On March 25, 1809 she was considered to be known as Mother Seton. She was diagnosed wth tuberculosis but still went on to help take care of her children. The last three years of her life, she felt God calling her. Elizabeth died on January 4, 1821. She was beautified by Pope John XXIII. She was canonized by Pope Paul VI on September 14, 1975.
She was the first native born American to be canonized by the Catholic Church. The Bible was her support, and she lived the readings from the Scriptures. Her deep love and spiritual welfare for her family is what led her into the Catholic Church. One of her favorite prayers was the 23rd Psalm.
Dear God, Saint Elizabeth is blessed with being such a great educator and care taker. I ask through Elizabeth, for grace in the lives of all those who are in need. May they receive the grace needed to get through difficult times, especially the loss of loved ones. I asked this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

I have neither given nor received unauthorized help on this work. Amanda Frasca

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