Starring: Kate Mulgrew, John Forsythe, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Lorne Greene
Director: Michael O'Herlihy
In 1975, Elizabeth
Bayley Seton was canonized as America's first native-born Roman
Catholic Saint. A Time for Miracles tells her inspiring story.
Born in New York City in 1774 of a
very distinguished family, Elizabeth seemed destined for a tranquil
life. At age 19, she married William Seton and bore him five
children. Tragedy struck when William contracted tuberculosis and
died in 1803. Elizabeth learned that her family fortune was
lost. She converted to Catholicism at a time when Catholics were
the object of persecution in the United States. Her family, even
her own children, were shocked by Elizabeth's decision, but she
Through a friend, Elizabeth met
Bishop Carroll of Maryland. He gave Elizabeth the mandate to
found the American Sisters Charity and the first American Catholic
parochial school. With little money, in a community flamed with
hostility, Elizabeth Seton went about her task. Until the end of
her life, she championed education for women of all faiths, and her
order also established orphanages and hospitals. Despite
impossible odds, she succeeded in becoming the surrogate mother to
thousands. At her early death (46), her congregation numbered
twenty communities across the United States.
This dramatic story stars Kate
Mulgrew, Lorne Greene, John Forsythe and Jean-Pierre Aumont.
Rating: Not Rated. IMDB Parents Guide
Rating: Not Rated.
Time: 97 Minutes