The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Seton Shrine Will Close At 3pm On Memorial Day

PLEASE NOTE: The Seton Shrine will close at 3pm on Memorial Day.

The Eucharistic Revival Is Coming To The Seton Shrine

On June 6th, join hundreds of Catholics for this powerful Mass and Eucharistic Procession celebrated by Archbishop William E. Lori.

The Eucharistic Revival is happening now across the country, and on June 6th, it’s coming to Emmitsburg. Join hundreds of Catholics and walk where Mother Seton walked with Jesus in this powerful Eucharistic Procession.

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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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What's Coming Up


Seton Route Eucharistic Pilgrims Are on Their Way

EWTN covers the Seton Route pilgrimage
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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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Press: The National Eucharistic Revival Puts Seton Shrine on the Map

Pilgrims will visit the Shrine and lead a procession through the streets of Emmitsburg, Md.
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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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PRESS: Meet Christ on Pilgrimage Across America | EWTN News In Depth

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is coming to Emmitsburg
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Press Release: Seton Shrine Debuts Series of Reflections Addressing the Mental Health Crisis Among Youth

Catholic writer Paula Huston tackles issues of anxiety, depression and hopelessness afflicting youth
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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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