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Ellin Kelly


This article outlines Elizabeth Seton’s relationships with her family and profiles three of her close friends, Julia Scott, Eliza Sadler, and Catherine Dupleix. It describes the ways in which each friend supported Elizabeth and how she was devoted to them. The article gives great detail about her spiritual advisors Filippo Filicchi and John Henry Hobart. Both men gave her books about their respective faiths and composed manuscripts about them. Filicchi’s manuscript explained Catholicism and why he believed the Catholic Church was the one true church. Hobart’s manuscript was a rebuttal to Filicchi’s.