Elizabeth Ann Seton – America’s First Saint
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (1774-1821) was canonized as America’s first native-born saint in 1975. As part of the mission of the Archives of University of Notre Dame to collect and maintain records that document the life of the Catholic Church and her people as lived in the American context, the University Archives holds a number of collections containing material regarding Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton. Most notably are the Robert Seton family papers. Robert Seton, grandson of St. Elizabeth, was the titular archbishop of Heliopolis, founder of the American Sisters of Charity, and the founder of Seton Hall University.