The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Please note: Historic Homes Tours are also canceled Tuesday, July 16th due to excessive heat.

New Video Explores Mother Seton's Love for the Eucharist

Watch the premiere of "Elizabeth Ann Seton: Transformed by the Eucharist."

The Eucharist transformed Mother Seton, and Mother Seton went on to transform the world.


Notes from the Road

Day 30 of the Seton Route

The Seton Route National Eucharistic Pilgrims celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Pittsburgh.

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The NEW Seton Shrine Museum & Visitor Center

Experience Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s amazing journey from Seeker to Servant to Saint

Mother Seton’s extraordinary life and enduring legacy come to life through rarely-seen artifacts, personal writings, digital interactive exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages. It’s an opportunity to connect like never before with this iconic and much-beloved American saint.

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The Shrine is joining with the National Eucharistic Revival to share Mother Seton’s message of Eucharistic love.

The Eucharist changed Mother Seton, and she changed the world. She can do the same for us today. Please donate today to expand our ministries for this life-changing event.


What's Coming Up


Press: Pilgrims ‘in awe’ as over 1,000 arrive in tiny Maryland town for National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

Catholic News Agency covers the Eucharistic Pilgrimage at the Seton Shrine
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Press: National Eucharistic Pilgrimage brings ‘joyous’ and ‘amazing’ experience to Emmitsburg

The Catholic Review covers the Eucharistic Pilgrimage at the Seton Shrine
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Q&A with Sr. Anne Marie Lamoureux, on inviting marginalized people on retreat

Global Sisters Report talks with Seeds of Hope founder, Sr. Anne Marie Lamoureux
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Seton Shrine Displays Saint’s Annotated Bible, Offering Window Into Her Faith

Mother Seton’s Bible shows a great love for the Word of God through many underlined passages and occasional annotations.
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Latest Reflections

Seton & Culture

Home of the First American-Born Saint

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

Seton Shrine Museum

Visit the brand new Seton Shrine Museum with engaging, hands-on technology, new artifacts, and more!

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The Basilica

Awe-inspiring and amazing are a few words people have used to describe the Basilica.

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Living History

Step back in time to the year 1818 at St. Joseph’s Academy, and engage with our living history interpreters, including our Junior History Interpreters who portrays real students from Mother Seton’s time.

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The Stone Farmhouse

Step back in time while you tour the Stone House, which was originally built in the mid-1700s.

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Historic St. Joseph's House

This historic home was built in 1810 when Elizabeth Ann Seton realized one home wasn’t enough for all that she had in mind.

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St. Joseph's Cemetery

In 1809, Mother Seton and her companions took a walk through the dense woods on their property to select a site for a cemetery.

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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.

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