The dePaul Heritage Archives present the Collected Writings of Elizabeth Ann Seton. It is hoped that these volumes which can be downloaded will mark the beginning of a new and fruitful phase of exploration into the life of Elizabeth Bayley Seton, wife, mother, widow, convert, educator, founder, and saint.
- Collected Writings: Volume 1
- Collected Writings: Volume 2
- Collected Writings: Volume 3a
- Collected Writings: Volume 3b
- The Soul of Elizabeth Seton : a Spiritual Autobiography Culled From Mother Seton’s Writings and Memoirs
- Elizabeth Seton: Foundress of the American Sisters of Charity; Her Life and Work – Agnes Sadlier
- The History of Mother Seton’s Daughters: Volume 1
For more background on the project visit the Vincentian Encyclopedia articles
This project of the Sisters of Charity Federation is focused on making the Seton writings accessible in as close a form as possible to the original manuscripts while at the same time providing adequate information to situate the writings in context. These volumes provide scholars with much material for further research. Yet to be probed in depth, for example, are themes such as the trajectory of Elizabeth’s spiritual development; the influence of political, intellectual, and religious movements of her day; her philosophy and practice of education; her exercise of leadership; and the manner in which she adopted or transcended the conventional role of women. Those who guided this project to completion share the hope that these volumes will mark the beginning of a new and fruitful phase of exploration into the life of Elizabeth Bayley Seton, wife, mother, widow, convert, educator, founder, and saint.
See also a collection of the writings of Regina Bechtle, SC related to Elizabeth Seton.
Hard copies of these an other works are available through the Seton Heritage website.