Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton born in 1774, a native of New York was socialite, a wife, a mother, a convert to Catholicism and a foundress of a religious community of women. Seton is the first native-born American citizen to be canonized. She founded the Society for the Relief of Poor Widows With Small Children, New York City's first private charitable organization, and founded the U.S. Sisters of Charity. Seton was responsible for the parochial school system in the USA.
"The accidents of life separate us from our dearest friends, but let us not despair.
God is like a looking glass in which souls see each other. The more we are united to Him by love, the nearer we are to those who belong to Him."