About St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton experienced more heartache and pain in her life than most of us can even imagine. She lost her husband at just 29. She saw two of her five children die in her arms. She was left a penniless widow, who had every reason to lose faith and hope.
But in the end, she became the first American-born saint.
The legacy she gave to the Catholic Church in America includes six congregations of religious sisters with thousands of members, hundreds of schools, soup kitchens, shelters, orphanages, and hospitals throughout the U.S. and around the world.