Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
After Elizabeth Ann Seton married, she started a carrier of public charity. She started a society of women known as The Widow’s Society. It was a society to provide money to the poor widowed women of New York City. Even though she founded the Widow’s society, she herself was not widowed. But her husband was suffering from Tuberculosis. Throughout their whole marriage her husband, William, never got better. During 1803, they decided to travel to Italy to boost William’s health. Sadly, when they were in Pisa, William died. After, the widowed Ms. Seton traveled back to America with her daughter. After she got back she opened a school. This school was unsuccessful. So Ms. Seton looked for work elsewhere. After much praying, Elizabeth accepted an invitation to open a school in Baltimore for only girls. This marked the start of the Catholic parochial school system in the United States. A parochial school is a school supported by a religious body. In the US, schools have many religious groups such as Lutherans, Seventh—Day Adventists, Orthodox Jews, Evangelists, and Muslims. The majority of the schools are Roman Catholic parishes. The reason she became a saint, is because she founded the Sisters of Charity, and she ran an orphanage.
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