The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. Joseph's Valley Days Is Cancelled Friday, April 30th

Due to high winds, St. Joseph's Valley Days is cancelled Friday 4/30. “Make a Kite” and “A Fun Thyme” activities will be available at no cost inside the Visitor Center. Tickets originally purchased for Friday 4/30 will be honored Saturday 5/1 or Sunday 5/2 or can be refunded by emailing liz.origenes@setonshrine.org.

Celebrate Mother Seton!

2021 marks the 200th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s death

2021 also marks 46 years since Mother Seton's canonization, at which Pope Saint Paul VI declared her—a wife, mother, teacher, religious sister, and Catholic convert—America’s first native-born saint. Visit this historic site and Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the Basilica dedicated to her.

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Celebrate Mother Seton!

2021 marks the 200th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s death

2021 also marks 46 years since Mother Seton's canonization, at which Pope Saint Paul VI declared her—a wife, mother, teacher, religious sister, and Catholic convert—America’s first native-born saint. Visit this historic site and Shrine and see the museum, her historic homes, and the Basilica dedicated to her.

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Seton Shrine Prayer Line Shares Huge Impact Outreach at the Shrine has been booming since COVID began.
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Press Release: Kick Off To Living History For 2021 St. Joseph’s Valley Days brings history to life and is a weekend of family fun for all ages.
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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