As the first native-born American to be declared a saint in the Catholic Church, foundress of the Sisters of Charity in North America, and initiator of the Catholic parochial school system, Elizabeth Bayley Seton made significant contributions to the society and church of her time. This three-volume annotated collection makes it possible for all to access her extensive correspondence, personal journals, meditations, instructions, and translations, some never before published. Historians of religion, women, and those in religious of life will find it of special interest.
“A contribution ... not only to the early history of the Catholic Church and Catholic education in the United States, but to the early history of our country itself.”
John Cardinal O’Connor