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. Discover her inspirational story when you visit the Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the awe-inspiring Basilica.

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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. Discover her inspirational story when you visit the Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the awe-inspiring Basilica.

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Mass and Confession Cancelled on August 25

Mass and Confession are cancelled on Thursday, August 25, due to the annual Convocation for educators of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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The Life and Legacy of a Saint

The remarkable life of Elizabeth Ann Seton spans the full spectrum of human experience