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This portrait of St Elizabeth Ann Seton was painted in acrylics on archival cotton rag board. She is in a cabin in winter, symbolizing the hardships she endured for her Lord and the vocation He called her to live out. It would be a bleak picture indeed if not for the warm colors of dawn. Elizabeth was responsible for the dawn of Catholic schools and a new religious order in this country. What a gift she was to the USA!
Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, S.C., (August 28, 1774 – January 4, 1821) was the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church (September 14, 1975). She established the first Catholic girls' school in the nation in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where she also founded the first American congregation of religious sisters, the Sisters of Charity. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Ann_Seton
Feast Day: January 4
Paton Saint of: teachers, widows, seafarers, Catholic schools
Each of the 3 sizes indicates outside dimensions. There is a border of white left around the image, approximately 1 1/2" to 2" all around.
Signed by artist.
Comes in a close-fitting crystal-clear plastic sleeve with a whiteboard backing.
Archival Quality: All our prints are made using premium acid-free fine art paper in card thickness, and high quality Epson pigments (instead of dyes), rated by a third party to last 200+ years when not hung in direct sunlight. These prints are beautiful today and are time capsules of the faith for future generations.
The original painting is no longer available.