ERIC Number: EJ874761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 4
The Story of Women
Grady, Marilyn L.
Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, v6 n2 p87-88 Apr 2008
In this article, the author shares Elizabeth Ann Seton's story as a woman's story. Seton was born in 1774 to a New York family. Through her work in Maryland, Seton was credited with being the founder of the parochial Catholic school system in the U.S. Seton formed a group of sisters known as the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph. The sisters focused on education, schools, orphanages, and working with the poor. This religious community spread throughout the U.S., Canada, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Japan, Italy, and the Bahamas. Seton died in 1821 and was canonized in 1975 as the first American born saint.
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Foreign Countries, Profiles, United States History, Religion, Poverty, Social Justice, Females, Leadership
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Identifiers - Location: Maryland