15 Days Of Prayer With Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Spiritual journeys are best experienced with a guide

Now, in this series from Ligouri Publications, you can receive spiritual guidance from some of the seminal spiritual figures of all time. Each volume in the 15 Days of Prayer series contains:

A brief biography of the saint or spiritual leader introduced in that volume

A guide to creating a format for prayer and retreat

15 meditation sessions with focus points and reflection guides

This volume, 15 Days of Prayer With Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, introduces readers to the “first American-born saint” and leads them to a place of peace and prayer that reflects the spirituality of Saint Elizabeth.

Follow in the footsteps of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Elizabeth Bayley was born of a well-to-do family in 1774 and baptized in the Episcopal Church. After the death of her husband, William Magee Seton, and her subsequent conversion to Catholicism, Elizabeth was no longer accepted in her previous social and family circles, leaving her a poor widow with five young children. At the invitation of Bishop Carroll, Elizabeth relocated her family to Baltimore, where she founded a school. She was soon joined by other women and formed the Daughters of Charity of Saint Joseph, serving as the first superior of that order. By the time of her death in 1821, Mother Seton’s community had established schools and orphanages in North America, South America, and Italy. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton was canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1975.

Serve God always

Knowing wealth but no stranger to poverty, devoted spouse and mother, committed religious, generous heart—Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton has become a model of sanctity to people in all walks of life in America and throughout the world.

Sister Betty Ann McNeil, D.C., is the archivist for the Providence of Emmitsburg, and has been a Daughter of Charity since 1965.

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