National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton – Emmitsburg, MD

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

Shrine Closing at 4pm on Wednesday, July 4.

The Shrine closes at 4pm on Wednesday, July 4, due to the Independence Day holiday. We wish you a safe and enjoyable Independence Day!

Harpist Claire Jones in concert on August 5. She performed at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. We welcome everyone to see her performance here at the Shrine.
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Sisters provided invaluable help during the Civil War. You may have heard how the Daughters and Sisters of Charity helped during the Civil War. On June 30 and July 7, hear how sisters in other congregations helped.
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Home of the First American-Born Saint

Discover the inspirational life and legacy of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.