St. Elizabeth Ann SetonImportant dates in the life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821). Source: St. John’s University, In Her Own Words, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
Birth of Elizabeth Ann Bayley,August 28, to Dr. Richard Bayley and Catherine Charlton in New York.
Death of Elizabeth's mother on May 8 after the birth of Catherine ("Kitty").
Remarriage of Dr. Bayley to Charlotte Barclay, June 16. Death of Elizabeth's little sister, Kitty, in October.
Elizabeth and her older sister sent to live in New Rochelle with an uncle.
Marriage of Elizabeth Ann Bayley to William Magee Seton, January 25.
Birth of Anna Marie Seton, May 3.
Birth of William Seton, November 24.
Birth of Richard Bayley Seton, July 20.
Progressive deterioration of business and health of William Magee Seton. Birth of Catherine Charlton Seton, May 24.
Death of Dr. Richard Bayley, August 17, of yellow fever.
Birth of Rebecca Seton, August 19.
Departure of Elizabeth, William, and Anna Marie for Italy, October 2. Death of William Magee Seton in Pisa at age 35, December 27. Introduction of Elizabeth to Catholic Faith with Filicchi family in Italy.
Elizabeth's profession of Catholic Faith in St. Peter's, New York, March 14.
Move to St. Mary's in Baltimore, June 9, to establish a school.
Move to Mt. St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, with small group of sisters, June 21. Foundation by Elizabeth Ann Seton of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's at Emmitsburg, MD, the first native community of religious women founded in the United States, July 31.
Move to St. Joseph's in the Valley and the establishment of a school for girls and catechism classes for "poor whites and blacks".
Death of Anna Marie Seton, "Annina," at age 17, March 2.
Sisters go to Philadelphia to serve orphans as first work outside of Emmitsburg.
Death of Rebecca Seton at age 14, November 3.
Death of Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, January 4.
Beatification of Elizabeth Ann Seton by Pope John XXIII, March 17.
Canonization of Elizabeth Ann Seton, by Pope Paul VI, as first native-born American Saint, September 14.