St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first native born American to be canonized by the Catholic Church. She founded the first American congregation of religious sisters, the Sisters of Charity.
She was a prolific reader who spent a lot of time reading the Bible. She had a deep affection for the Blessed Virgin Mary and asked Our Lady to guide her to the True Faith and officially joined the Catholic Church in 1805.
Lord God, you blessed Elizabeth Seton with gifts of grace as wife and mother, educator and foundress, so that she might spend her life in service to your people. Through her example and prayers may we learn to express our love for you in love for our fellow men and women. We ask this through Christ our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.