Religion: Holy Candidate

In the odor of sanctity 110 years ago died Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Bayley ("Mother") Seton. Born in 1774 into an aristocratic Anglican family of New York, she married William Magee Seton, shipping merchant, bore him five children. Not for long was her married life happy: financial misfortune and illness came to her husband and in 1803 she took him, ailing with tuberculosis, to Leghorn, Italy. He died in a few weeks and thereafter her faith, already strong, turned increasingly toward Catholicism. She returned to the U. S. and despite family opposition embraced the...

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