St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was born in New York  City in 1774.  She was raised as a devout Episcopalian.  At age 19 she was married to William  Seton and had five children.  William died when Elizabeth was 29 and she then joined the Catholic Church.  This action caused her family and friends to reject her.  Bishop John Carroll invited her to Baltimore to start a Catholic school.  It was the first Catholic free school in America. She died in 1821.

FEAST DAY- January 4

PATRON OF- Death of children, in-law problems, loss of parents

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