Summary. History | St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. In 1975, Fr. Michael Spillane was assigned to Our Lady of the Fields in Millersville to establish a mission parish in Crofton. Prior to Fr. Spillane's assignment, Crofton Catholics had registered with and attended Mass at Our Lady of the Fields. Fr. Spillane celebrated the first Mass here in the Crofton Woods Elementary School auditorium with 1,000 people in attendance.
One of the events, which helped the Crofton Mission establish its identity quickly, was the canonization of the first American-born saint on the same weekend that Mass was first celebrated publicly in Crofton. By the end of 1976, Archbishop Borders made Seton Mission a parish with Fr. The stained glass windows that highlight the nave of St. The fourteen Stations of the Cross were obtained from the Generalate of the Sisters of Mercy in Potomac, Maryland, when the building was closed in 1980. Cast by the McShane foundry of Baltimore in 1913, the four bronze bells over the main church entrance originally hung in St. Seton 2. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (American saint) -- Encyclopedia Britannica.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Shrub Oak, NY Parish History. Parish History Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish . . . Our Place in God’s Time The parish story of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton officially begins on June 22, 1963. It was on this date that Francis Cardinal Spellman established the parish. He named it after the first native New Yorker to be beatified, Elizabeth Ann Bayley-Seton. This daughter of a prominent New York physician, wife and mother of five children, became a convert to the faith after the death of her husband. Catholic roots in Shrub Oak soil go far deeper. As it is with the ebb and flow of the tides, the needs of the changing and growing community called for the closing of Saint John’s in 1918. Monsignor Robert Delaney of Saint Patrick’s purchased 33 acres of land for $38,000, with foresight and in anticipation of the time when a new parish would be formed from the western portion of Saint Patrick’s.
The growth of the local area led Cardinal Spellman, to establish our parish. A Centennial Remembrance (click) Seton 3. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Foundress and first superior of the Sisters of Charity in the United States; born in New York City, 28 Aug., 1774, of non-Catholic parents of high position; died at Emmitsburg, Maryland, 4 Jan., 1821.
Her father, Dr. Richard Bayley (born in Connecticut and educated in England), was the first professor of anatomy at Columbia College and eminent for his work as health officer of the Port of New York. Her mother, Catherine Charlton, daughter of an Anglican minister of Staten Island, N.Y., died when Elizabeth was three years old, leaving two other young daughters. The father married again, and among the children of this second marriage was Guy Charleton Bayley, whose convert son, James Roosevelt Bayley, became Archbishop of Baltimore. She was married on 25 Jan., 1794, in St. From a journal which Mrs. A time of great spiritual perplexity began for Mrs. A few faithful friends arranged for Mrs. Mr. Against her will, and despite the fact that she had also to care for her children, Mrs.
Sources. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Biography. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, S.C., (August 28, 1774 – January 4, 1821) was the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church (September 14, 1975). She established the first Catholic school in the nation, at Emmitsburg, Maryland, where she founded the first American congregation of Religious Sisters, the Sisters of Charity. Contents 1 Biography1.1 Early life1.2 Marriage and motherhood1.3 Widowhood and conversion1.4 Foundress1.5 Later life and death2 Legacy3 Canonization4 See also5 References6 External links Biography Early life Elizabeth Ann Bayley was born on August 28, 1774, the second child of a socially prominent couple, Dr. Her mother, Catherine, died in 1777 when Elizabeth was three years old.
Elizabeth Ann Seton, Appleton's The couple had 5 children, but the marriage ended in separation as a result of marital conflict. Marriage and motherhood Widowhood and conversion St. Foundress Later life and death Legacy Sign of the shrine Statue in St. Ann 1. History: Jerusalem Cross | St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.