January 4: Feast of Elizabeth Ann Seton

January 4: Feast of Elizabeth Ann Seton

Photograph of Simon Bruté’s entry by Sr. Betty Ann McNeil, used with permission of Daughters of Charity Provincial Archives)

Fr. Simon Bruté, spiritual director of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, wrote this entry in an early Sacramental Register at St. Joseph House, Emmitsburg, marking her death on January 4, 1821. The text reads:
“1821
5 January
Buried at St. Joseph’s Anna Elizabeth Seton, the first mother of the daughters of Charity come to be established in this parish in 1809 — let her rest in peace. She lived & died in the utmost peace & good will of this congregation, and I thought but proper
and according to the feelings of all to enter this
memorandum of it here.
S. Bruté”
This register, is now housed in the Archdiocesan Archives in Baltimore.

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