St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Important dates in the life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821). Source: St. John’s University, In Her Own Words, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.
1774

1774

Birth of Elizabeth Ann Bayley,August 28, to Dr. Richard Bayley and Catherine Charlton in New York.

1777

1777

Death of Elizabeth's mother on May 8 after the birth of Catherine ("Kitty").

1778

1778

Remarriage of Dr. Bayley to Charlotte Barclay, June 16. Death of Elizabeth's little sister, Kitty, in October.

1782

1782

Elizabeth and her older sister sent to live in New Rochelle with an uncle.

1794

1794

Marriage of Elizabeth Ann Bayley to William Magee Seton, January 25.

1795

1795

Birth of Anna Marie Seton, May 3.

1796

1796

Birth of William Seton, November 24.

1798

1798

Birth of Richard Bayley Seton, July 20.

1800

1800

Progressive deterioration of business and health of William Magee Seton. Birth of Catherine Charlton Seton, May 24.

1801

1801

Death of Dr. Richard Bayley, August 17, of yellow fever.

1802

1802

Birth of Rebecca Seton, August 19.

1803

1803

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.

1805

1805

Elizabeth's profession of Catholic Faith in St. Peter's, New York, March 14.

1808

1808

Move to St. Mary's in Baltimore, June 9, to establish a school.

1809

1809

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.

1810

1810

Move to St. Joseph's in the Valley and the establishment of a school for girls and catechism classes for "poor whites and blacks".

1812

1812

Death of Anna Marie Seton, "Annina," at age 17, March 2.

1814

1814

Sisters go to Philadelphia to serve orphans as first work outside of Emmitsburg.

1816

1816

Death of Rebecca Seton at age 14, November 3.

1821

1821

Death of Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton, January 4.

1963

1963

Beatification of Elizabeth Ann Seton by Pope John XXIII, March 17.

1975

1975

Canonization of Elizabeth Ann Seton, by Pope Paul VI, as first native-born American Saint, September 14.



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