Category Archives: Simon Brute

New exhibit in Gallery 2 opening May 13: “Our Town”

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Emmmitsburg has been home to the Daughters of Charity since the days of Elizabeth Ann Seton. The drawing seen here was done by Simon Brute, spiritual director to Mother Seton. The Brute sketch is one of over 40 images depicting the history of the town of Emmitsburg which can be seen in our upcoming exhibit, ‘Our Town’: A Pictorial History of Emmitsburg and the Daughters of Charity Through the Years. The exhibit features images from the Provincial Archives, the Emmitsburg Area Historical Society, and the Library of Congress.

‘Our Town’: A Pictorial History of Emmitsburg and the Daughters of Charity Through the Years.
May 13 through June 12.
Archives, Exhibit Gallery 2
Free and open to the public. Public exhibit hours: Wednesdays, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

For more information, contact the Provincial Archives, at 301-447-6041 or archives@doc.org

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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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