The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Coronavirus Notice

We are happy to share that the Seton Shrine Visitor Center will open to the public on Wednesday July 8th 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. We expect to re-open our Gift Shop on or before July 22.

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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  • Open Air (FREE!) Historic Homes Tours Jul17

    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 Jul17

    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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  • Tea With Mother Seton’s Daughter: A Special Living History Event Jul17

    Tea With Mother Seton’s Daughter: A Special Living History Event

    Join us Friday, July 17th at 4pm est for our latest Special Living History Event: Tea With Mother Seton’s Daughter. The year is 1818 and Mother Seton’s health is failing. Her daughter, Catherine, returns to Emmitsburg to be near her mother and to teach alongside Sister Xavier, a trusted companion of Mother Seton. You are…

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  • Open Air (FREE!) Historic Homes Tours Jul18

    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 Jul19

    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 Jul24

    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 Jul24

    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 Jul25

    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 Jul26

    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 Jul31

    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 Jul31

    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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  • Sunday Mass 1:30PM Aug2

    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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  • Daily Mass in Basilica Aug7

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Birthday Celebration Aug30

    Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Birthday Celebration

    Join us as we celebrate Mother Seton’s birthday on the last Sunday of August at 1:30pm Mass and afterward on our grounds.

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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