The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

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  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Birthday Celebration Aug26

    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s Birthday Celebration

    Join us as we celebrate Mother Seton’s birthday on the last Sunday of August at 1:30pm Mass and afterward on our grounds.

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  • Catherine Comes Home Aug27

    Catherine Comes Home

    In this new Living History tour, encounter the power, beauty, and healing grace of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s legacy through the eyes of her only surviving daughter, Catherine! Catherine left home in 1821, heart broken by her mother’s death. She returns for the first time 21 years later. On this living history tour, you’ll step back…

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  • Catherine Comes Home Sep2

    Catherine Comes Home

    Encounter the power, beauty, and healing grace of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s legacy through the eyes of her only surviving daughter, Catherine, in this new Living History Tour.

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  • Chat with An Author – Catherine O’Donnell Sep14

    Chat with An Author – Catherine O’Donnell

    We welcome everyone to Chat with an Author, featuring Catherine O’Donnell, who has written the book, “Elizabeth Seton: American Saint.” Catherine will talk about her book with Sister Betty Ann O’Neill, DC, who has also extensively researched Elizabeth Ann Seton’s life. It’s sure to be a lively and engaging conversation! Catherine will answer questions and…

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  • Pilgrimage for the Sea Services Oct7

    Pilgrimage for the Sea Services

    Join us as we honor St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Patroness of Sea Services, and the military personnel who’ve served in a division of the Sea Services.

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  • Back from the Dead Oct18

    Back from the Dead

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place every 10 minutes, with the first at 6:30 p.m. and the last beginning at 8:30 p.m. This Cemetery Walk is an engaging and inspiring dramatization in which martyrs, saints and others “come to life”, telling their stories of faith, hope and charity. It takes place in St.…

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  • Back from the Dead Oct19

    Back from the Dead

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place every 10 minutes, with the first at 6:30 p.m. and the last beginning at 8:30 p.m. This Cemetery Walk is an engaging and inspiring dramatization in which martyrs, saints and others “come to life”, telling their stories of faith, hope and charity. It takes place in St.…

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  • Back from the Dead Oct20

    Back from the Dead

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place every 10 minutes, with the first at 6:30 p.m. and the last beginning at 8:30 p.m. This Cemetery Walk is an engaging and inspiring dramatization in which martyrs, saints and others “come to life”, telling their stories of faith, hope and charity. It takes place in St.…

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  • Back from the Dead Oct26

    Back from the Dead

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place every 10 minutes, with the first at 6:30 p.m. and the last beginning at 8:30 p.m. The Walks take place on October 18-20 and again on October 26-28. This Cemetery Walk is an engaging and inspiring dramatization in which martyrs, saints and others “come to life”, telling…

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  • Back from the Dead Oct27

    Back from the Dead

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place every 10 minutes, with the first at 6:30 p.m. and the last beginning at 8:30 p.m. The Walks take place on October 18-20 and again on October 26-28. This Cemetery Walk is an engaging and inspiring dramatization in which martyrs, saints and others “come to life”, telling…

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  • Back from the Dead Oct28

    Back from the Dead

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place every 10 minutes, with the first at 6:30 p.m. and the last beginning at 8:30 p.m. The Walks take place on October 18-20 and again on October 26-28. This Cemetery Walk is an engaging and inspiring dramatization in which martyrs, saints and others “come to life”, telling…

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  • Candlelight Tours Dec1

    Candlelight Tours

    Your guide will take you on our historic homes tour, with the homes lit by candlelight, and our grounds illuminated with 1,000 luminaries. Tours take place December 1-6, at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7-18, and is free for children 6 and under. To reserve a…

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  • Candlelight Tours Dec2

    Candlelight Tours

    Your guide will take you on our historic homes tour, with the homes lit by candlelight, and our grounds illuminated with 1,000 luminaries. Tours take place December 1-6, at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7-18, and is free for children 6 and under. To reserve a…

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  • Candlelight Tours Dec3

    Candlelight Tours

    Your guide will take you on our historic homes tour, with the homes lit by candlelight, and our grounds illuminated with 1,000 luminaries. Tours take place December 1-6, at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7-18, and is free for children 6 and under. To reserve a…

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  • Candlelight Tours Dec4

    Candlelight Tours

    Your guide will take you on our historic homes tour, with the homes lit by candlelight, and our grounds illuminated with 1,000 luminaries. Tours take place December 1-6, at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7-18, and is free for children 6 and under. To reserve a…

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  • Candlelight Tours Dec5

    Candlelight Tours

    Your guide will take you on our historic homes tour, with the homes lit by candlelight, and our grounds illuminated with 1,000 luminaries. Tours take place December 1-6, at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7-18, and is free for children 6 and under. To reserve a…

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  • Candlelight Tours Dec6

    Candlelight Tours

    Your guide will take you on our historic homes tour, with the homes lit by candlelight, and our grounds illuminated with 1,000 luminaries. Tours take place December 1-6, at 4:30pm, 5:30pm and 6:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults, $5 for youth ages 7-18, and is free for children 6 and under. To reserve a…

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  • Door to Bethlehem Dec7

    Door to Bethlehem

    On this faith drama tour, you’ll join Mary and Joseph as they search for shelter on their journey to Bethlehem. It’s based on the Las Posadas Christmas tradition. Tours take place December 7 and 8, and begin every 15 minutes starting at 6:30pm, with the last one at 8:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults,…

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  • Door to Bethlehem Dec8

    Door to Bethlehem

    On this faith drama tour, you’ll join Mary and Joseph as they search for shelter on their journey to Bethlehem. It’s based on the Las Posadas Christmas tradition. Tours take place December 7 and 8, and begin every 15 minutes starting at 6:30pm, with the last one at 8:30pm. The tour costs $7 for adults,…

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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.

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