Elizabeth Ann Seton
Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Merwin, Anne 

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All through her life, Elizabeth Ann Seton fought for what she believed in, trusted in God, and turned dreams into reality. She was a true daughter of the American Revolution....

About this Book:

Born barely nine months after the Boston Tea Party, Elizabeth grew up in New York City during the very beginning of America's independence. A staunch Protestant, she held and fully enjoyed a position among the elite of society until her life took a different path - one that would bring her to God and continue to affect lives over two hundred years after her death.

Let author Anne Merwin, former president of the Mother Seton House in Baltimore, guide you through the life of this young socialite who becomes the pioneer of the Catholic school system in the United States and the foundress of the Sisters of Charity. Elizabeth had the kind of fortitude and perseverance that fueled the American Revolution. When she discovered God's call, she followed it, undergoing a compelling conversion, and a life of many trials. Her choices and actions are a true testament to her strong faith.

Discover the secret of Elizabeth's holiness - a courageous determination to allow God to guide her, no matter where he might lead.

Features & Benefits:

  • Includes reflection questions
  • Contains a chronology of important dates
  • Features her story with a personal connection
  • Part of the popular Saints by Our Side Series
  • Ends with a prayer to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Read the entire Saints by Our Side Series

About the Author:

Anne Merwin has a B.A. in History and Music from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She has worked in public radio, classical music management and time management. However, when she converted to Catholicism and was introduced to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Anne found her vocation. As a past President of the Mother Seton House in Baltimore and now as an Associate of the Sisters of Charity of New York, Anne enjoys each opportunity to share the legacy of the Sisters' foundress, Elizabeth Ann Seton. She looks to Elizabeth Ann Seton for guidance and inspiration in her daily life as a wife, mother and grandmother.

What Are People Saying about this Title?

"The author makes the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton relevant to a modern world and lets her own words speak to issues and situations still affecting Catholic life and identity today."
- John Leonard Berg, Catholic Library World review

"would be [an] excellent edition to a home, school, or parish library."
-Stuart Dunn, Stuart's Study blog

"a modest treasure"
- Catholic Press Association Honorable Mention 2016

Product Details:

Binding: Paperback
Trim size: 5 x 7 1/4 inches
Pages: 144

Keywords: the Filicchis, Elizabeth Bayley Seton, Mother Seton Shrine, Daughters of Charity, Mother Seton, Catholic schools, Halifax, Archdiocese of Baltimore

Rev. Ronald D. Witherup says...
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton is a compelling figure in American Catholic history, by any estimation. Anyone looking for reliable guide to get better acquainted with this first American-born saint need look no further than Anne Merwin’s delightful biography in the series, Saints by Our Side. More than a resource for the facts of Saint Elizabeth Ann’s life, Mrs. Merwin enlivens the presentation through anecdotes, and also shares from her own extraordinary relationship to her patron saint. Readers will come away greatly enriched and will be grateful to have this saint “by their side.”

Lori Brooks says...
Anne Merwin’s retelling of the facts of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s life is reverent. Her personal connection to the saint adds to the interest and depth of the book. In addition, throughout the book, the author makes frequent reference to the historical events occurring in the saint’s life and in our own time that provide context and relevancy to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s life. Lastly, the author has included wonderful quotes from Elizabeth Ann Seton which illustrate her timeless wisdom and holiness.
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