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‘Dear Elizabeth Ann Seton’ 

Can a saint who died over 200 years ago have relevance for today? This author says yes as she imagines writing a heartfelt letter to Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint. 

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Making Peace with ALICE

Ask some 55 million K–12 students what they associate with “Alice,” and you will likely hear “ALICE Training.” This program introduces a protocol that might help students survive the breaching of their school by an armed attacker. The acronym stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. 

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Angels on the Battlefield

Two years after the first shots were fired in the United States Civil War, thousands of war-weary Americans joined a grieving president on a battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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Elizabeth Ann Seton: A Profoundly Human Saint

Now that the word “saint ” has been attached to Elizabeth Seton, some Catholics might be conjuring up a gauzy image of an ethereal woman. But this country’s first native-born saint shatters that stereotype. Elizabeth was nothing if not intensely human, her holiness rooted in her wholeness.

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