Next book club: August 12 – September 16

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 popular biography, Elizabeth Seton: American Saint written by Catherine O’Donnell, and we invite you to join us for a six-weeks session to meet weekly in the 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 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:


August 12 – September 16: Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm EST
On the final week of each session, the discussion will last for two hours, with Seton Shrine friend and author of the book, Catherine O’Donnell.
Please send all inquiries to

Discussion Schedule:  

Reading Schedule (does not include Preface/Forward):
  • Week 1: Part 1, Chapters 1 – 5 (108 pages)
  • Week 2: Part 2, Chapters 6 – 9 (65 pages)
  • Week 3: Part 3, Chapters 10 – 13 (75 pages)
  • Week 4: Part 4, Chapters 14 – 16 (59 pages)
  • Week 5: Part 5a, Chapters 17-20 (51 pages)
  • Week 6 @ 7 PM: Part 5b, Chapters 21 – 23 + Epilogue (68 pages)
  • Week 6 @ 8 PM: Meet Author, Catherine O’Donnell

Estimated reading time per week: up to 3 hours