Lifelong CatechesisForming Catholic identity across generations
The sound of Alleluias fills the 50 days of Easter Sunday to Pentecost as we give thanks for the gift of our salvation. The Easter Triduum recalls the passion and resurrection of Christ in the sacred journey from Holy Thursday to Easter Vigil. "Dying he destroyed our death. Rising he restored our life."
Elizabeth Ann Seton, Mother and Religious
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton was born in New York City on August 28, 1774, just two years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. She was married to William Seton and they had five children. After he died, she observed Catholicism in action through a compassionate couple with whom she was staying. She became convinced that the Catholic Church led back to the Apostles and to Christ. After her return to the United States in 1805, she became a Catholic and later a nun, co-founding the Sisters of Charity.
Elizabeth Ann Seton became the first American-born saint when she was canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1975. She is honored by a Memorial on January 4th.