ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON – Patron of Loss of Parent or Child
Born into a wealthy, Episcopalian family, Elizabeth Ann (Bayley) was raised in New York City. At the age of 19, she married a wealthy businessman and later became a mother to five children. Her husband’s business failed, and he shortly after passed away from tuberculosis. Elizabeth, needing to raise and educate her children, established a school in Boston, Massachusetts. She also opened a girl’s Catholic school in Baltimore, Maryland, and founded the Sisters of Charity in 1805.
b.8/28/1774, New York City, D. 1/4/1821, Emmitsburg, Maryland
Patronage: Catholic Schools, State of Maryland, Loss of Parents & children,
Feast Day: January 4
Memorial Day Jan 4