Next book club: June 10-July 15th

Participate in the Seton Shrine’s Book Club and explore the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton as she trusted in God, fought for what she believed in, and left a legacy in the charism of charity.  We will be reading the Shrine’s exclusive biography, Elizabeth Bayley Seton, written by Annabelle M. Melville, and we invite you to join us for a six-weeks session to meet weekly in a video conferencing platform, Zoom, for a facilitated conversation on parts of the book based on the discussion schedule.   

The Book Club takes place on Thursdays from 7-8pm EST with 20 spots available. Registration is required at $35 per person. 

What You Need:

  1. A copy of Elizabeth Bayley Seton: American Saint (which you can purchase here)
  2. A computer with a webcam and microphone, laptop, tablet or phone.  

You will receive a link from the Club Host to connect to the 60-minutes discussion each week (the last discussion night will be 2 hours).  

Our Book For Summer 2021:


June 10 – July 15: Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm EST
On the final week of each session, the discussion will last for two hours, with Seton sister and scholar Betty Ann McNeil available to take questions at 8pm EST.
Please send all inquiries to

Discussion Schedule:  

Reading Schedule (does not include Preface/Forward):

-Week 1: Chapters 1,2 – 60 pages

– Week 2: Chapters 3,4,5 – 78 pages

– Week 3: Chapters 6,7,8 – 69 pages

– Week 4: Chapters 9,10 – 74 pages

– Week 5: Chapters 11,12 – 60 pages

– Week 6: Chapters 13-14 – 69 pages

Estimated reading time per week: up to 3 hours