Elizabeth Ann Bayley

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Elizabeth Ann Bayley was born in New York City back in 1774 to Richard and Catherine. Her mother died when she was only three. Her father remarried Charlotte. Charlotte would take Elizabeth with her as she visited the poor distributing food and needed items.

The second marriage ended at which time Charlotte rejected Elizabeth and her older sister. When Elizabeth was 19 she married William. During the War of 1812 the family lost all of their possessions, including their home. William was not in the best of health so they moved to Italy. He died there in 1803.

Moving back to New York City she started an academy for young ladies. In 1809, she moved to Emmitsburg, Maryland establishing the Saint Joseph’s Academy and Free School.   for the remainder of her life she kept on leading and developing the new congregation. She died in 1821 at the age of 46.

What you may not know about Elizabeth Ann Seton is that she was the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1975. Until tomorrow please pray for the people devastated by Harvey and pass on a smile

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

I did not know this piece of history....and happy to hear this woman was given the recognition she deserved.

Sep 02, 2017 04:19 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray it took all of those years for a woman to be canonized by the Catholic Church!!  our first female saint...

Sep 02, 2017 04:21 AM #2
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Mother Seaton is a big figure in Maryland - and reflects Maryland's history as a Catholic colony

Sep 02, 2017 04:32 AM #3
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for telling us about Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Sep 02, 2017 04:39 AM #4
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James, 

I did not know about this piece of our American history. I am surprised the Church did not teach this in Catechism. 

Sep 02, 2017 05:03 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. All I can say is "Who knew"? Thanks! She was a dedicated woman! Enjoy your day!

Sep 02, 2017 05:20 AM #6
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

What a wonderful gift that she left for humanity.

Sep 02, 2017 06:30 AM #7
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I did know that about Elizabeth Ann Seton's canonization... I just didn't know anything about her early history, James.

Sep 02, 2017 06:33 AM #8
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I knew the hostory on this one so I had gotten it early on. She is a greate xample to those who are helping others after Harvey.

Sep 02, 2017 06:37 AM #9
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James

What wonderful and well-deserved recognition for Elizabeth! Thanks for the history lesson.

Enjoy your weekend!


Sep 02, 2017 08:26 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - very interesting story of Elizabeth.  We will continue praying for Harvey victims.

Sep 02, 2017 08:47 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- what an interesting woman!  and yes...pray for all of those impacted by Harvey.

Sep 02, 2017 09:27 AM #12
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. This one is so very sad. Nice for the religious but I find it difficult.

Sep 02, 2017 09:31 AM #13
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


So that makes her the first American Saint...And yes, we are sending our best to Houston.  Our market has a donation system for the Houston Food Bank, and a 100% of one's donation goes for food.  We like that. A

Sep 02, 2017 12:41 PM #14
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow James I had no idea and this just confirms the old saying 'only the good die young' wow 46 years old...Endre

Sep 02, 2017 01:30 PM #15
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James, another great story that you are good at getting out there.  How do you come up with these?


Sep 02, 2017 03:45 PM #16
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

I also attended St. Joseph's Academy High School, James, however not the St. Joseph's Academy founded by Mother Seton,  Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton.  As an astrologer, I did look up her birth date;  Mother Seton was born in the zodiac sign of Virgo - just as was Mother Teresa.  Virgos are known for their mission to 'serve' others and a love of an educated mind.  Both Mother Seton and Mother Teresa of Calcutta were canonized  Saints in the Catholic faith.

Sep 03, 2017 03:41 PM #17
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