A Novena To Three American Saints For Life

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Saints Elizabeth Seton, Frances Cabrini and John Neumann are powerful witnesses to theGospel of life, each in their own time. This novena suggests three days of prayer to each of the Saints.

DAY ONE Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, a prominent New York aristocrat, had five children with her husband, William, a shipping merchant. Before she turned 30, the Setons went bankrupt and William died. Within five years of his death, Elizabeth had converted to Catholicism, formed New York city’s first charity (the Society for the Relief of Poor Widows with Small Children), established the first Catholic school and the founded the first religious community of women in the United States of America.

By Bill Young 11/26/2008 08:52 AM

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