The National Shrine 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

Mass at 3:00pm on Sunday, October 1

On Sunday, 10/1, we'll be celebrating the annual Pilgrimage of the Sea Services. Due to the pilgrimage, Mass will be at 3:00pm instead of 1:30pm. We welcome everyone to join us at 3:00pm Mass, and we apologize for any inconvenience this change in time may cause.

Candlelight tours are back again for the holiday season on December 4-8. Candlelight tours are only offered at this time of year. We welcome everyone to join us.
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Looking for a unique holiday event? Join Mary and Joseph as they search for shelter on our new experiential tour, Door to Bethlehem, on December 9. Reserve your spot today!
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Home of the First American-Born Saint

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