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

The Shrine is closed Thanksgiving Day.

The Shrine will be closed on Thanksgiving, November 24. There is no Mass or Confession this day. We will reopen at our normal time, 10:00am, on Friday, November 25.

Holiday events for the whole family at the Shrine! Enjoy Museums by Candlelight and our tree-lighting celebration on December 10.
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Candlelight tours at the Shrine. For only this week, see the Shrine by candlelight with a helpful guide.
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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