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Seton Family Treasures

A new exhibit celebrating the life and legacy of Mother Seton

In what promises to be one of the biggest Catholic cultural events of the summer, the largest collection of rare personal artifacts will go on display July 1st at the Seton Shrine, showcasing the day-to-day life of America’s first native-born saint.

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Seton Family Treasures

A new exhibit celebrating the life and legacy of Mother Seton

In what promises to be one of the biggest Catholic cultural events of the summer, the largest collection of rare personal artifacts will go on display July 1st at the Seton Shrine, showcasing the day-to-day life of America’s first native-born saint.

Learn more

'Seeker to Saint' Explores Mother Seton's Love Story

Watch 'Storybook Romance' the latest video in the series

Before she was Mother Seton, she was Mrs. Seton. The latest video explores the intimate and heartfelt relationship between Elizabeth and William.

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'Seeker to Saint' Explores Mother Seton's Love Story

Watch 'Storybook Romance' the latest video in the series

Before she was Mother Seton, she was Mrs. Seton. The latest video explores the intimate and heartfelt relationship between Elizabeth and William.

Watch it now

Celebrate Mother Seton!

2021 marks the 200th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s death

2021 also marks 46 years since Mother Seton's canonization, at which Pope Saint Paul VI declared her—a wife, mother, teacher, religious sister, and Catholic convert—America’s first native-born saint. Visit this historic site and Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the Basilica dedicated to her.

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Celebrate Mother Seton!

2021 marks the 200th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s death

2021 also marks 46 years since Mother Seton's canonization, at which Pope Saint Paul VI declared her—a wife, mother, teacher, religious sister, and Catholic convert—America’s first native-born saint. Visit this historic site and Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the Basilica dedicated to her.

Read more

The Humanity of Sainthood is on Display in New Exhibit Read the full article from the National Catholic Register
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Watch the Virtual Tour of Seton Family Treasures Exhibit A recorded first look with Biographer Catherine O'Donnell
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A Storybook Romance: A Conversation with Author Stephanie Calis The latest video is out, and it's a love story.
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Seton Family Treasures Exhibit Is Open Largest collection of rare personal artifacts will go on display, showcasing the day-to-day life of America’s first native-born saint.
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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