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In essence, no effective therapy for disease control and sustained remission existed. Anne's cure, which was considered acceptable by the Sacred Congregation of Rights in , would contribute directly toward Mother Seton's beatification and ultimate canonization on September 14, , outside Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome by Pope Paul VI. O'Neill attended both the beatification as a thirteen-year-old girl and the canonization ceremony at age twenty-seven, as a mother of several children and accompanied by her mother and husband.
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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
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The early deaths of her mother in and her baby sister in gave Elizabeth a feel for eternity and the temporariness of the pilgrim life on earth. They had five children before his business failed and he died of tuberculosis. At 30, Elizabeth was widowed, penniless, with five small children to support.
While in Italy with her dying husband, Elizabeth witnessed Catholicity in action through family friends. Three basic points led her to become a Catholic: belief in the Real Presence, devotion to the Blessed Mother and conviction that the Catholic Church led back to the apostles and to Christ.
Many of her family and friends rejected her when she became a Catholic in March To support her children, she opened a school in Baltimore. From the beginning, her group followed the lines of a religious community, which was officially founded in The thousand or more letters of Mother Seton reveal the development of her spiritual life from ordinary goodness to heroic sanctity.
She suffered great trials of sickness, misunderstanding, the death of loved ones her husband and two young daughters and the heartache of a wayward son.
She died January 4, , and became the first American-born citizen to be beatified and then canonized She is buried in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Elizabeth Seton had no extraordinary gifts.