Elizabeth Ann Seton, religious* - January 4th
St Elizabeth Ann Seton (d. 1821, Emmitsburg, Maryland, USA) (Relics: Emmitsburg, Maryland, USA)
First Class Relics
National Shrine of St Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 S. Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, Maryland, 21727, USA
*The remains of St Elizabeth Ann Seton rest within this shrine. It was here that she established the Sisters of Charity of St Joseph which was the first religious order of women founded in America. This community adopted the rules written by St Vincent de Paul in the 17th century for the Daughters of Charity in France. In 1850 the Emmitsburg community officially united with this French community and are now known as the Daughters of Charity.
Churches of Honor
Livorno, Italy holds a special place for St Elizabeth Ann Seton as it was here that she was introduced to the Catholic Faith after her husband’s illness and death.
Parrocchia Santa Elisabetta Anna Seton
(Church of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton)
Piazza Giovanni Maria Lavagna 15
57125 Livorno, Italy
*William, the husband of St Elizabeth Ann Seton, is buried under a small gravestone in front of this church.