The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Confession and Adoration Time Change for April 4th

Please note: Confession and Adoration will not begin until 12:30pm today, April 4th.

Join the Seton Shrine's $10 Million Capital Campaign

'A New Century of Charity' marks the 200th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s death

This historic campaign will fund a new Museum and Visitors Center, expand our Seeds of Hope Retreats program for the poor, and strengthen the Shrine's ministries that spread Mother Seton's intercession and her message of faith and hope to a world in need of God's healing love.

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Introducing 'Seton & Culture'

A new essay series on great religious artists, writers, thinkers, activists and visionaries from the perspective of Elizabeth Seton's spirituality.

The first essays in the series are by Paul Mariani on the Trappist monk, writer, and mystic Thomas Merton, Peggy Rosenthal on the poets Denise Levertov and Vassar Miller, and Paula Huston on the priest, psychologist and author Henri Nouwen.

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Kimberly Hahn, On "Finding Mary" Catholic apologist and author Kimberly Hahn reflects on her spiritual journey
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Stories from the Sisters A new video series launches in February
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The Seton Shrine Is Hiring! See what jobs are currently available.
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Press Release: Academy Alive Will Welcome School Groups An unforgettable living history experience for learners of all ages.
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Home of the First American-Born Saint

Discover the inspirational life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Elizabeth Ann Seton

The First American-Born Saint

Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wife and mother, and then found herself a widow at just 29 years old in 1803. Despite the hardships that she faced, she went on to do amazing work, and eventually became the first American-born saint in 1975. Visit this historic site and Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the Basilica dedicated to her.

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Elizabeth Ann Seton

The First American-Born Saint

Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wife and mother, and then found herself a widow at just 29 years old in 1803. Despite the hardships that she faced, she went on to do amazing work, and eventually became the first American-born saint in 1975. Visit this historic site and Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the Basilica dedicated to her.

Explore the Shrine