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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherine O’Donnell Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 15, 2018 ISBN: 9781538517949
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Elizabeth Ann Seton, canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1975, was the first native-born American saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Catherine O’Donnell offers the first biography of Seton in seven decades, one that makes excellent use of the new material that has become available in the interim.

Seton’s life is both representative and extraordinary. Through her experiences one can see the specific effects of revolution, early nation building, foreign war, and territorial and economic development. Her conversion marks her out as exceptional, and the opportunities for leadership and institution building afforded her by the Catholic Church are unique. Yet, Seton is largely absent from standard accounts of the early American republic and from explorations of women’s lives in the period. Broad histories of Catholicism overlook her in favor or the clergy and the ecclesiastical hierarchy, while the devotional literature that celebrates her blurs the details of both the woman and her era.

Catherine O’Donnell draws on a wealth of materials from archives in the United States and Europe. These include Seton’s own diary; the correspondence, spiritual reflections, copybooks, and letters of her contemporary Sisters; as well as account books, architectural plans, discipline records, and the papers of priests and prelates.

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About the Author

Catherine O’Donnell (PhD, University of Michigan) is Associate Professor of History at Arizona State University. She is the author of Men of Letters in the Early Republic: Cultivating Forums of Citizenship and Elizabeth Seton: A Life.

About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.