The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Coronavirus Notice

We are open! We are happy to share that the Seton Shrine Visitor Center, Gift Shop, and Basilica are open to the public and resume operating hours of Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm. Visitors must wear a facial covering. Tours will continue to be offered on Fridays and Saturdays.

See our updated Mass and Basilica schedule at setonshrine.org/mass-and-confession.

The health and safety of our visitors and staff is of utmost importance, and we've taken care to put precautions in place to keep our visitors and staff safe. For more details, visit setonshrine.org/coronavirus.

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Aug9

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an outdoor overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also…

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  • Our Biggest Sale Ever! Aug12

    Our Biggest Sale Ever!

    Come by the Seton Shrine Gift Shop for our biggest sale ever! THOUSANDS of items will bemarked down at least 40%, and all proceeds directly benefit the mission of the Seton Shrine.   Sale runs only 8 days! The sale runs Wed 8.12 – Wed 8.19 and will be held in the theatre on the ground floor (just across…

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  • Our Biggest Sale Ever! Aug13

    Our Biggest Sale Ever!

    Come by the Seton Shrine Gift Shop for our biggest sale ever! THOUSANDS of items will bemarked down at least 40%, and all proceeds directly benefit the mission of the Seton Shrine.   Sale runs only 8 days! The sale runs Wed 8.12 – Wed 8.19 and will be held in the theatre on the ground floor (just across…

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  • Open Air (FREE!) Historic Homes Tours Aug14

    Open Air (FREE!) Historic Homes Tours

    We welcome you to join us for free, open air Historic Homes Tours. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint. On the Historic Homes Tour, you’ll see the two homes where Elizabeth Ann lived and worked, and learn about life…

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  • Our Biggest Sale Ever! Aug14

    Our Biggest Sale Ever!

    Come by the Seton Shrine Gift Shop for our biggest sale ever! THOUSANDS of items will bemarked down at least 40%, and all proceeds directly benefit the mission of the Seton Shrine.   Sale runs only 8 days! The sale runs Wed 8.12 – Wed 8.19 and will be held in the theatre on the ground floor (just across…

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  • Daily Mass in Basilica Aug14

    Daily Mass in Basilica

    Join us as we celebrate Mass in the Basilica Monday through Friday. Mass is at 1:30pm Monday through Friday. Confession and Adoration are available before Mass at 12:15-1:15pm. Mass and Adoration will be livestreamed on our Facebook page and on our website. Please wear a facial covering and maintain a social distance of six feet…

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  • Open Air (FREE!) Historic Homes Tours Aug15

    Open Air (FREE!) Historic Homes Tours

    We welcome you to join us for free, open air Historic Homes Tours. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint. On the Historic Homes Tour, you’ll see the two homes where Elizabeth Ann lived and worked, and learn about life…

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  • Our Biggest Sale Ever! Aug15

    Our Biggest Sale Ever!

    Come by the Seton Shrine Gift Shop for our biggest sale ever! THOUSANDS of items will bemarked down at least 40%, and all proceeds directly benefit the mission of the Seton Shrine.   Sale runs only 8 days! The sale runs Wed 8.12 – Wed 8.19 and will be held in the theatre on the ground floor (just across…

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  • Our Biggest Sale Ever! Aug16

    Our Biggest Sale Ever!

    Come by the Seton Shrine Gift Shop for our biggest sale ever! THOUSANDS of items will bemarked down at least 40%, and all proceeds directly benefit the mission of the Seton Shrine.   Sale runs only 8 days! The sale runs Wed 8.12 – Wed 8.19 and will be held in the theatre on the ground floor (just across…

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Aug16

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an outdoor overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also…

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  • Our Biggest Sale Ever! Aug17

    Our Biggest Sale Ever!

    Come by the Seton Shrine Gift Shop for our biggest sale ever! THOUSANDS of items will bemarked down at least 40%, and all proceeds directly benefit the mission of the Seton Shrine.   Sale runs only 8 days! The sale runs Wed 8.12 – Wed 8.19 and will be held in the theatre on the ground floor (just across…

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  • Our Biggest Sale Ever! Aug18

    Our Biggest Sale Ever!

    Come by the Seton Shrine Gift Shop for our biggest sale ever! THOUSANDS of items will bemarked down at least 40%, and all proceeds directly benefit the mission of the Seton Shrine.   Sale runs only 8 days! The sale runs Wed 8.12 – Wed 8.19 and will be held in the theatre on the ground floor (just across…

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  • Our Biggest Sale Ever! Aug19

    Our Biggest Sale Ever!

    Come by the Seton Shrine Gift Shop for our biggest sale ever! THOUSANDS of items will bemarked down at least 40%, and all proceeds directly benefit the mission of the Seton Shrine.   Sale runs only 8 days! The sale runs Wed 8.12 – Wed 8.19 and will be held in the theatre on the ground floor (just across…

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  • Open Air (FREE!) Historic Homes Tours Aug21

    Open Air (FREE!) Historic Homes Tours

    We welcome you to join us for free, open air Historic Homes Tours. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint. On the Historic Homes Tour, you’ll see the two homes where Elizabeth Ann lived and worked, and learn about life…

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  • Daily Mass in Basilica Aug21

    Daily Mass in Basilica

    Join us as we celebrate Mass in the Basilica Monday through Friday. Mass is at 1:30pm Monday through Friday. Confession and Adoration are available before Mass at 12:15-1:15pm. Mass and Adoration will be livestreamed on our Facebook page and on our website. Please wear a facial covering and maintain a social distance of six feet…

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  • Open Air (FREE!) Historic Homes Tours Aug22

    Open Air (FREE!) Historic Homes Tours

    We welcome you to join us for free, open air Historic Homes Tours. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint. On the Historic Homes Tour, you’ll see the two homes where Elizabeth Ann lived and worked, and learn about life…

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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Aug23

    Sunday Mass 1:30PM

    Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 11am and 1:30pm in the Basilica. Confession is available from 12:15-1:15pm in the Basilica lobby area. Adoration will be available in the Basilica from 12:15-1:15pm. If necessary, an outdoor overflow area will be available for Mass where visitors can hear the audio of the Mass and also…

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  • Open Air (FREE!) Historic Homes Tours Aug28

    Open Air (FREE!) Historic Homes Tours

    We welcome you to join us for free, open air Historic Homes Tours. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint. On the Historic Homes Tour, you’ll see the two homes where Elizabeth Ann lived and worked, and learn about life…

    Learn More →

  • Daily Mass in Basilica Aug28

    Daily Mass in Basilica

    Join us as we celebrate Mass in the Basilica Monday through Friday. Mass is at 1:30pm Monday through Friday. Confession and Adoration are available before Mass at 12:15-1:15pm. Mass and Adoration will be livestreamed on our Facebook page and on our website. Please wear a facial covering and maintain a social distance of six feet…

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  • Open Air (FREE!) Historic Homes Tours Aug29

    Open Air (FREE!) Historic Homes Tours

    We welcome you to join us for free, open air Historic Homes Tours. With a guide, explore our historic sites and discover the life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first American-born saint. On the Historic Homes Tour, you’ll see the two homes where Elizabeth Ann lived and worked, and learn about life…

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  • Celebrate Mother Seton’s Birthday! Aug30

    Celebrate Mother Seton’s Birthday!

    Join us Sunday, August 30th for our first event in months! We will be celebrating Mother Seton’s 246th birthday all afternoon long, beginning with Mass at 1:30pm where we will have a special Backpack Blessing for those returning to school. Immediately following, the celebration moves outdoors where historic games, colonial dance, and a passport to history will engage those of all ages.   And our Junior History Interpreters who…

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  • Pilgrimage for the Sea Services Oct4

    Pilgrimage for the Sea Services

    Join us as we honor St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Patroness of Sea Services, and the military personnel who’ve served in a division of the Sea Services.

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  • Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk Oct16

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place October 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and November 1 in the historic cemetery at the Seton Shrine, located at 339 South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg, MD. Learn more about the walk in the video below.     On the Cemetery Walk, as a guide leads you through the dark…

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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