DRMA Lecture: Elizabeth Ann Seton: American Saint

Join us for a very exciting lecture from Professor Catherine O'Donnell as she discusses her new biography on Elizabeth Ann Seton.

In 1975, two centuries after her birth, Pope Paul VI canonized Elizabeth Ann Seton, making her the first saint to be a native-born citizen of the United States in the Roman Catholic Church. Seton came of age in Manhattan as the city and her family struggled to rebuild themselves after the Revolution, explored both contemporary philosophy and Christianity, converted to Catholicism from her native Episcopalian faith, and built the St. Joseph’s Academy and Free School in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Hers was an exemplary early American life of struggle, ambition, questioning, and faith, and in this flowing biography, Catherine O’Donnell has given Seton her due.

Catherine O’Donnell is Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University and she writes about religion, culture, and politics in early America and the Atlantic World. She is the author of Men of Letters in the Early Republic.

Lunch will be served at 11:30 am, the lecture starts at noon and there will be a question and answer session at 12:45pm.

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All DePaul students, faculty and staff are welcome. This is also an opportunity for students to receive the Meet Me at the Mission History & Living Legacy pillar!

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:30am to 1:00pm

RIchardson Library Room 207


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Hugh O'Donnell

Hugh O'Donnell left a positive review 5/22/2019

It was excellent. Elizabeth did a super job. She loves EAS and it showed. It was the most human presentation of EAS that I have ever heard or read. Very glad I went.

Cary Cline

Cary Cline left a positive review 5/22/2019

Fairly interesting; the author has a great deal of passion about her subject, and detailed knowledge.

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