The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

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While not required, the Seton Shrine requests in accordance with current CDC recommendations for areas of substantial or high Covid transmission that everyone, regardless of vaccination status wear masks while indoors at the Shrine. Masks are available onsite.

Join the Seton Shrine's $7 Million Capital Campaign

'A New Century of Charity' marks the 200th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s death

This historic campaign will fund a new Museum and Visitors Center, expand our Seeds of Hope Retreats program for the poor, and strengthen the Shrine's ministries that spread Mother Seton's intercession and her message of faith and hope to a world in need of God's healing love.

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Join the Seton Shrine's $7 Million Capital Campaign

'A New Century of Charity' marks the 200th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s death

This historic campaign will fund a new Museum and Visitors Center, expand our Seeds of Hope Retreats program for the poor, and strengthen the Shrine's ministries that spread Mother Seton's intercession and her message of faith and hope to a world in need of God's healing love.

Learn more

'Seeker to Saint' Explores Mother Seton's Love Story

Watch 'Storybook Romance' the latest video in the series

Before she was Mother Seton, she was Mrs. Seton. The latest video explores the intimate and heartfelt relationship between Elizabeth and William.

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'Seeker to Saint' Explores Mother Seton's Love Story

Watch 'Storybook Romance' the latest video in the series

Before she was Mother Seton, she was Mrs. Seton. The latest video explores the intimate and heartfelt relationship between Elizabeth and William.

Watch it now

Seton Family Treasures

A new exhibit celebrating the life and legacy of Mother Seton

In what promises to be one of the biggest Catholic cultural events of the summer, the largest collection of rare personal artifacts will go on display July 1st at the Seton Shrine, showcasing the day-to-day life of America’s first native-born saint.

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Seton Family Treasures

A new exhibit celebrating the life and legacy of Mother Seton

In what promises to be one of the biggest Catholic cultural events of the summer, the largest collection of rare personal artifacts will go on display July 1st at the Seton Shrine, showcasing the day-to-day life of America’s first native-born saint.

Read more

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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.

Explore the Shrine

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