Birthday of Elizabeth Ann Seton – August 28

Seton display

Elizabeth Ann Seton birthday display in Gallery 1, August 28, 2013

(Photograph of Simon Bruté’s letter to Elizabeth Ann Seton used with permission of the Provincial Archives of the Daughters of Charity)
The Provincial Archives today celebrates the 239th birthday of the foundress of the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. In honor of the day, we’ve assembled a small exhibit of materials including three letters in her hand written on Aug. 28 of various years. One is from 1805; one is from 1807. The third is a wonderful letter to Mother Seton from her friend and spiritual mentor, Fr. Simon Bruté, penned in French on Aug. 27, 1820, as the top right of the text translates, the “Eve of the birthday of such an excellent heart.” Stop by and visit if you’re in the area – the Archives exhibit gallery is open to the public Wednesdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Letter of Brute to Elizabeth Ann Seton

Letter, Simon Brute to Elizabeth Ann Seton, August 27, 1820

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