Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Today is the Feast Day of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

"Live simply so that all may simply live"

~ St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (Speech given in the Diocese of Baltimore)

Hello everyone:

Today, January 4, is the Feast Day of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, founder of the Sisters of Charity, whose rule is based upon that of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, and who was the first native-born citizen of the U.S. to be canonized as a saint. Details of her interesting life, from a young woman born and raised in a devout, well-to-do Episcopalian family, to her loving marriage, life as a widow and devoted mother, to her conversion to Catholicism and formation as a Vincentian, may be found by visiting the Vincentian Family web site’s VincentWiki page at

Also check out the famvin website at, which features links to a graphical presentation key moments on the development of her legacy, music in the life of Mother Seton, a prayer service commemorating the day, a crossword puzzle, and most especially, a presentation by Sister of Charity Regina Bechtle entitled “Harvesting Theological Abundance from Elizabeth Seton’s Story.”

Blessings to you all,


Manuel A. Sánchez
Youth/Young Adult Vincentian Services Coordinator
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

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