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Seton feast day to be commemorated

November 27, 2008

EMMITSBURG, Md. - On Sunday, Jan. 4, the Daughters and Sisters of Charity along with hundreds of visitors will be commemorating an event in the history of America and of the Catholic Church.

They will celebrate Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's feast day and open the bicentennial celebration of her continuing legacy. Nearly 200 years ago, Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first native-born Saint in the U.S., founded the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's, the first native community for religious women to be established in this country on July 31, 1809.

The bicentennial year opens with a Mass at 2:30 p.m. in the Basilica of the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 333 S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. The Daughters will unveil a collage - a three-dimensional art display that commemorates 200 years of history, service and dedication that was begun in 1809 by a small band of young women under the inspiration of Elizabeth Ann Seton.

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Year-long events include retreats and pilgrimages for youth and adults, special Masses held throughout the year and a live re-enactment the weekend of July 31, Aug. 1 and 2.

The re-enactment will include a Conestoga wagon, drawn by six horses, departing from the Grotto of Lourdes at Mount Saint Mary's University, the blessing of the Seton Legacy Garden and the premiere of the Seton Legacy DVD. Go to www.setonlegacy.org for more information on the year-long events.

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