Seton, Saint Elizabeth Ann

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Seton, Saint Elizabeth Ann (1774–1821) US teacher and charity organizer. She joined the Roman Catholic Church in 1805, and soon became a leader in Church works. She founded a school for girls in Maryland, prepared the way for the US parochial school system, and organized the American Sisters of Charity. She was sanctified in 1975. Her feast day is January 4.

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton