The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

The Shrine is closed today for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Many thanks for all of you who have an interest in the Shrine and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton's inspirational story.

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  • Christmas Eve Mass Dec24

    Christmas Eve Mass

    Join us as we joyfully anticipate the birth of Jesus Christ! The Basilica reopens on December 24 at 6:30pm for Mass to celebrate the Nativity of Our Lord at 7:30pm. We will have an ASL interpreter at this Mass. Plan now to come early at 7pm for carols.

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  • Christmas Day Mass Dec25

    Christmas Day Mass

    We welcome everyone to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with us! The Basilica will open at 12pm for Confession and Adoration at 12:15pm, and Mass at 1:30pm. After Mass, the Basilica will close at 3pm. Our regular hours resume on Wednesday, December 26.

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  • Christmas Novena of Masses Dec27

    Christmas Novena of Masses

    This Christmas give your loved ones the gift of prayer with the Shrine’s Christmas Novena. When you enroll your loved ones in our Novena, they will be remembered in a series of nine Masses at the Shrine. Our Christmas Novena begins on December 27 and concludes on January 4, the feast day of Saint Elizabeth…

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  • Feast Day of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Jan4

    Feast Day of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

    We welcome everyone to celebrate Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Feast Day with us! See where Elizabeth Ann Seton lived and worked on our Historic Homes Tour, which takes place at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Mass for Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Feast Day is at 1:30pm, with Confession and Adoration before Mass at 12:15pm.

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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