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Seton, St. Elizabeth Ann

Syllabification: Se·ton, St. Elizabeth Ann
Pronunciation: /ˈsētn
 
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Definition of Seton, St. Elizabeth Ann in English:

( 1774–1821), US religious leader, educator, and social reformer; full name St. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton. The widowed mother of five children, she converted to Roman Catholicism in 1805. She became a nun in 1809 and by 1813 had founded the Sisters of Charity, a religious order. In 1975, she became the first native-born American to be canonized.

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