10th Day: Danseurs and Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, whose feast is today, January 4, is worth paying attention to. Born (1774) and married (1794) into the upper strata of New York society, she was a devout Episcopalian, devoted parent, and dedicated helper of the poor. Widowed in 1803 and received into the Catholic Church in 1805, she endured anti-Catholic prejudice of her day and discovered her vocation to serve the education of the poor, establishing a religious congregation, the Sisters of Charity. She is generally credited with laying the foundations for the Catholic school system in the United States.

Today’s gift: Ten Lords A-Leaping. So now we have male dancers joining the ballerinas of yesterday.  This is getting interesting.

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