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.

Explore the Shrine

Mass on Sunday, 10/2, moved to 3:00pm.

Mass on Sunday, October 2, will take place at 3:00pm instead of 1:30pm, due to the annual Pilgrimage for the Sea Services. More about this event is available on the Events-October page. Simply click Events and then October.

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Pay tribute to the military at our annual Pilgrimage for the Sea Services All are welcome to join us for this event on October 2 at 3:00pm.
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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