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A List of Saints for KidsSaints Listed by MonthSolemnity of Mary Saint Basil the Great and Saint Gregory Nazianzen
Saint Elizabeth Ann SetonSaint John NeumannSaint Simeon the StyliteSaint Gertrude of DelftSaint Raymond of Penyafort
Aelred of RievaulxSaint HilarySaint Felix of NolaSaint Paul the HermitSaint Anthony
Saint Margaret of HungarySaint SebastianSaints Fabian and SebastianSaint AgnesSaint Vincent
Saint Ildefonsus of ToledoSaint Francis de SalesSaint Henry SusoSaint TitusSaint Angela Merici
Saint Thomas AquinasSaint John BoscoSaint BrigidSaint BlaseSt. Rabanus Maurus
Saint AgathaSaint Paul Miki and CompanionsSaint Josephine BSaint Jerome EmilianiSaint Miguel Febres Cordero
Saint ScholasticaOur Lady of Lourdes Saint Benedict of AnianeSaint Catherine dei Ricci Saint Valentine
Saints Cyril and MethodiusSaint Claude la ColombiereSeven Founders of the Order of ServitesBlesseds Fransisco and Jacinta Marto Saint Peter Damian
Chair of PeterSaint PolycarpSaint Ethelbert  Saint Alexander Saint Gabriel Francis Possenti
Saint Angela of Foligno Saint John Cassian Saint Katharine DrexelSaint CasimirSaint Colette
Saint Perpetua and Saint FelicitySaint John of GodSaint Frances of RomeSaint Dominic SavioSaint Frances of Rome
The Forty Martyrs of SebasteSaint Eulogius of CordobaSaint FinaSaint Louise de Marillac
Saint PatrickSaint Cyril of JerusalemSaint JosephSaint Martin of BragaSaint Nicholas of Flue
Saint Turibius of MongrovejoÓscar Arnulfo RomeroAnnunciation of the LordSaint BraulioSaint John Climacus
Saint Francis of PaolaSaint Isidore of SevilleSaint Vincent FerrerSaint John Baptist de la SalleSaint Julie Billiart
Dietrich BonhoefferSaint StanislausSaint Martin ISaint Bernadette SoubirousSaint Anselm
Saint Theodore of Sykeon Saint GeorgeSaint Fidelis of SigmaringenSaint MarkSaint Aldobrandesca
Saint Gianna Beretta MollaSaint Catherine of SienaSaint Pius VSaint Joseph the WorkerSaint Athanasius
Saints Philip and JamesLady Julian of Norwich Saint-Damien-may10.jpgSaints Nereus and AchilleusSaints Nereus and Achilleus
Saint John the SilentSaint MatthiasSaint Isidore the Farmer Saint Paschal BaylonSaint John I
Saint AlcuinSaint Bernardino of Siena Saint Constantine Saint Rita of CasciaJohn Baptist de Rossi
Saint Vincent of LérinsSaint Bede the VenerableSaint Gregory VIISaint Philip NeriSaint Augustine of Canterbury
Saint Bernard of MontjouxSaint Joan of ArcSaint JustinSaints Marcellinus and PeterSaint Charles Lwanga and Companions
Saint BonifaceSaint PhilipVenerable Matt TalbotSaint Anne Mary TaigiSaint Ephrem
Saint BarnabasSaint Anthony of PaduaSaint Lutgarde of AywièresSaint RomualdSaint Alban
Saint Aloysius GonzagaSaint Thomas MoreSaint Paulinus of NolaSaints John Fisher and Thomas MoreSaint Joseph Cafasso
The Birth of John the BaptistSaint Prosper of AquitaineSaint Cyril of AlexandriaSaint IrenaeusSaint Peter and Saint Paul
Venerable Pierre ToussaintFirst Martyrs of the Church of RomeBlessed Junípero SerraSaint ThomasPier-Giorgio Frassati
Saint Elizabeth of PortugalSaint Anthony ZaccariaSaint Maria GorettiBlessed Peter To RotSaint Veronica Giuliani
Saint BenedictSaint HenryKateri TekakwithaSaint Camillus of LellisSaint Bonaventure
Our Lady of Mount CarmelSaint MacrinaSaint Lawrence of BrindisiSaint Mary MagdaleneSaint Bridget of Sweden
Saint JamesSaint Joachim and Saint AnnBlessed Rudolf AquavivaSaint MarthaSaint Peter Chrysologus
Saint Ignatius of LoyolaSt. Alphonsus LiguoriSaint Peter Peter Faber (Favre)          Saint Eusebius of VercelliSaint John Vianney
Dedication of Saint Mary MajorFeast of the Transfiguration  Saint Sixtus II and CompanionsSaint CajetanSaint Dominic
Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Saint LawrenceSaint ClareSaint Jane Frances de ChantalSaints Pontian and Hippolytus
Father KolbeAssumption of Mary Saint Stephen of Hungary  Saint John EudesSaint Bernard of Clairvaux
Saint Pius XSaint Rose of LimaSaint Joseph of CalasanzSaint Louis, King of FranceSaint Joan Antide-Thouret
Saint MonicaSaint AugustineSaint Gregory the GreatBlessed Teresa of CalcuttaBirth of Mary
Saint Peter Claver Saint John ChrysostomTriumph of the Cross Saint Catherine of Genoa Saints Cornelius and Cyprian
Saint Robert BellarmineSaint JanuariusSaints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and CompanionsSaint Matthew
Saint Padre Pio of PietrelcinaSaints Cosmas and DamianSaint Vincent de PaulSaint WenceslausSaint Michael the Archangel
Saint JeromeSaint Thérèse of LisieuxGuardian Angels Blessed Mother Therese Guerin Francis of Assisi
Saint Faustina Kowalska Saint BrunoBlessed Marie-Rose DurocherOur Lady of the Rosary Saint Pelagia the Penitent
Saint DenisSaint Francis BorgiaBlessed John XXIIISaint Wilfrid Saint Callistus I
Teresa of AvilaSaint HedwigSaint Ignatius of AntiochSaint LukeSaints Isaac Jogues, John de Brébeuf, and Companions
Saint Paul of the CrossSaint HilarionSaint John of Capistrano  Saint Anthony Mary ClaretSaints Simon and Jude
All Saints DayAll Souls DaySaint Martín de PorresSt. Charles BorromeoSaint Bertilla
Saint Théophane VénardSaint WillibrordSaint Elizabeth of the TrinityDedication of St. John LateranSaint Leo the Great
Saint Martin of ToursSaint JosaphatSt. Frances Xavier CabriniSaint Raphael KalinowskiSaint Margaret of Scotland
Saint Elizabeth of HungarySaint Odo of ClunySaint Mechtild of MagdeburgPresentation of MarySaint Cecilia
Saint Clement ISaint ColumbanBlessed Miguel Agustín ProSaint FloraSaint Catherine of Alexandria
Saint Leonard of Port MauriceSaint Gregory of SinaiSaint Catherine LabouréSaint AndrewSaint Edmund Campion
Saint John RuysbroeckSaint Francis XavierSaint John of DamascusSaint Sabas The Life and Legends of St. Nicholas
Saint NicholasSaint AmbroseFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionSaint Juan DiegoSaint Eulalia of Mérida
Saint Damasus IOur Lady of GuadalupeSaint LucySaint John of the CrossSaint Mary of the Angels
Saint OlympiasSaint FlannanSaint Peter CanisiusSaint John of KantySaint Marguerite dYouville
Saint Jacopone da TodiSaint Stephen Saint JohnSaint Thomas BecketPope Sylvester I

 

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Feast Day January 4

Who was the first person born in the United States to be declared a saint? Who opened the first American Catholic parish school and established the first American Catholic orphanage? Who founded the first native American religious community of women? The answers to all these questions are the same: Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton.

Elizabeth's Episcopalian parents handed on to her their own faith. Her mother and stepmother taught her to pray and read Scripture. Her father, a doctor, taught her to love and serve the poor. As a young girl, Elizabeth took food to the poor near her home. After she was married, she and her sister-in-law Rebecca visited the poor and sick in slums.

Elizabeth was prepared for New York high society. At the age of nineteen she married handsome William Seton, the son and business partner of the owner of a wealthy shipping firm. No one could have guessed the plans God had for her. Will and Elizabeth were devoted to each other. They loved their five children—three girls and two boys.

Everything went well until 1803, when Will Seton's business went bankrupt and his health failed. The Filicchi family in Italy invited Will, Elizabeth, and their oldest daughter Anne to visit so that Will could recuperate in the warm, sunny Italian climate.

The journey was rough. Because there had been an epidemic in New York before the Setons left, when they landed in Italy the police quarantined them in an old fort. If after six weeks they did not come down with the disease, they would be able to enter Italy. Will, already ill, had to lie in the cold, damp room. Elizabeth cared for him as well as she could, but a few weeks after they were freed, Will died.

The Filicchis, who were Catholic, helped Elizabeth. Finally, she realized that God was calling her to become a Catholic. She went to a priest to learn about the truths of the faith. Later, she and her children became Catholics. Because of their decision, her family and many friends turned against her, and she found herself on her own.

To support herself and her children, she opened a Catholic boarding school for girls in Maryland. Women came to help Elizabeth, and the school grew. Soon it seemed obvious that God was asking Elizabeth to dedicate her life completely to him. She and the other women began a community of religious Sisters, who later became known as the Daughters of Charity. Elizabeth Seton received the title of “Mother,” head of the community.

Elizabeth raised her children. Her two sons entered the navy. Anna became a nun but died at an early age, as did Rebecca. Catherine became a Sister of Mercy and worked with those in prison.

Today thousands of Daughters of Charity carry on Mother Seton's work. They serve in hospitals, homes for the aged, and schools.



  from Saints Kit © 1994 Loyola Press


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