1 edition of An Hour with Elizabeth Ann Seton (Hour With...) found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||March 2002|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 59 p. :|
|Number of Pages||44|
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3 - 14 years old• But we may hope — we have, indeed, every reason to hope, judging from the past — that America, too, will have its saints. — The Catholic Church is comparatively young in this country. Just over two hundred years after it was written, this precious document returns to the possession of the Vincentian family.
It was a time of worry for the young mother, a time of sorrow increased by the death of her own father, whom she so deeply loved.
Through the struggles and tragedies she faced in life, she remained devout. It was the talk of New York society, and Elizabeth received all the blame. In 1802 the fifth and last child was born, whom she named Rebecca, after her beloved sister-in-law and companion in charity. For Seton, her miracles occurred through intercession, or prayers asking for help. Many had sought her in marriage, but for several years now she had been engaged to Barclay Bayley, Mrs. She spent the last years of her life directing St.
Yet, Elizabeth was already able to see beyond the loss to something greater. Her face, lit by brilliant black eyes, inherited no doubt from her Huguenot grandmother, was framed in masses of dark, curling hair, arranged in the simple, graceful fashion of the close of the eighteenth century. She was indeed the belle of that city. The life young Will aspired to caused her great worry: He wanted to join the United States Navy at a time when wars were raging off the shores of the States, and France and Italy were constantly in an uproar.
She died on January 4, 1821, and was laid to rest beside the dear Annina. Even as Elizabeth fretted over her sons, she found comfort in the companionship of her only remaining daughter, Catherine—variously nicknamed Kitty, Kate, Kit or Jos her middle name was Josephine. Elizabeth Ann Seton to accompany us.
Meanwhile her good friend, Antonio Filicchi, who had been visiting other cities, returned to New York. To this affliction was added the fear of business troubles, threatening the ruin of the house of Seton, so long prosperous.
But it is a story to thrill the heart of her children. But it all seemed in vain. Her two boys had been provided for, and she felt that little Catharine would enter a religious community. But Antonio advised her first of all to tell her family of her intention. As the community took shape, Elizabeth directed its vision.
She life was declared holy otherwise known as beatified by Pope John XXIII on December 18, 1959.
All of us say this with special joy, and with the intention of honoring the land and the nation from which she sprang forth as the first flower in the calendar of the saints.
They moved in June 1808 to open a school for girls.
Elizabeth was nothing if not intensely human, her holiness rooted in her wholeness.