This is the story of how Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton solidified her vocation in Baltimore to become the United States' first native-born Catholic saint. She was born in 1774 and married Willim Seton in 1794 and they reared five children amid suffering and sickness. After her husband died she made her proffession of faith in the Catholic Church. She established her first Catholic school in Baltimore in 1808; in 1809 she established a religious community in Emmestburg, Maryland. She died in 1821 and was declared a saint by Pope Paul VI on September 4, 1975. Her feast day is January 4th. Walk in her footsteps at the Mother Seton House on Paca Street and Old Saint Mary's Seminary Chapel. The Mother Serton House is the home of the United States' first native-born saint and the cradle of the future U.S. parochial system. More information available at www.mothersetonhouse.org .
Media ID: 61187
Length: 28 Min.
Publisher: Mother Seton House
Level: JH, SH, A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult