On Ash Wednesday, March 14, 1805, she was received into the Church by Father Matthew O’Brien in St. Peter’s Church, Barclay St., New York. On March 25 she made her first Communion with extraordinary fervor.Four yeaars later… on March 25, 1809 Elizabeth Seton pronounced vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Henceforth, she became known as Mother Seton. She began the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph on July 31, 1809 at the Stone House in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

For more important dates in her life visit the Seton Hall University web site. Be sure to visit the links on the left hand side of the page, especiallyh the one marked “Internet Links”.

The present day circumstances of St. Peter’s Church in Barclay Street in the aftermath of the destruction of the World Trade Center

History of St. Peter’s

Catholic and Episcopalians both rejoice in Elizabeth Ann Seton.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Museum