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An American Saint – Off the Shelf 095 with Catherine O’Donnell

An American Saint – Off the Shelf with Catherine O’Donnell

Catherine O’Donnell

This week it’s all about the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton. Author Catherine O’Donnell has penned one of the most comprehensive biographies on this great saint in recent memory. Join us as we discuss the hardships and ultimate triumphs realized by Elizabeth Seton. Be sure to check our her book Elizabeth Seton: American Saint.

From the publisher Three Hills

In 1975, two centuries after her birth, Pope Paul VI canonized Elizabeth Ann Seton, making her the first saint to be a native-born citizen of the United States in the Roman Catholic Church. Seton came of age in Manhattan as the city and her family struggled to rebuild themselves after the Revolution, explored both contemporary philosophy and Christianity, converted to Catholicism from her native Episcopalian faith, and built the St. Joseph’s Academy and Free School in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Hers was an exemplary early American life of struggle, ambition, questioning, and faith, and in this flowing biography, Catherine O’Donnell has given Seton her due.


Catherine O’Donnell is Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University and she writes about religion, culture, and politics in early America and the Atlantic World. She is the author of Men of Letters in the Early Republic: Cultivating Forums of Citizenship.

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