The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Coronavirus Notice

Due to the directive from Frederick County, MD in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Seton Shrine will remain physically closed through at least May 29th. We look forward to when we can reopen and welcome visitors again. In the meantime, visit our Facebook page to view livestreams of our private Masses on Sundays at 11am and weekdays at 9am. And we will also have outdoor confession Mon-Fri 10:30 – 12 noon and Sundays 12:30 – 2pm.

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  • Livestream Mass and Adoration May31

    Livestream Mass and Adoration

    While you keep safe at home, join us for Mass and Adoration livestreamed on our Facebook page or on our website here. Tune in Monday through Friday at 9am and Sunday at 11am. After Mass, Adoration takes place.

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  • Seton Legacy Garden Blessing Livestream May31

    Seton Legacy Garden Blessing Livestream

    Each spring, the Seton Legacy Garden Blessing & Dedication event celebrates those who are remembered and honored in the Seton Legacy Garden at the Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg, MD. While we can’t gather in person this year due to our temporary closure, we invite you to join us virtually on May 31 at 6pm EST.…

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  • Virtual Book Club Jun1

    Virtual Book Club

    Participate in the Seton Shrine’s Book Club and explore the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton as she trusted in God, fought for what she believed in, and left a legacy in the charism of charity.  We will be reading Elizabeth Seton: American Saint, written by Catherine O’Donnell, and we invite you to join us for a…

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  • Livestream Mass and Adoration Jun7

    Livestream Mass and Adoration

    While you keep safe at home, join us for Mass and Adoration livestreamed on our Facebook page or on our website here. Tune in Monday through Friday at 9am and Sunday at 11am. After Mass, Adoration takes place.

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  • Virtual Book Club Jun8

    Virtual Book Club

    Participate in the Seton Shrine’s Book Club and explore the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton as she trusted in God, fought for what she believed in, and left a legacy in the charism of charity.  We will be reading Elizabeth Seton: American Saint, written by Catherine O’Donnell, and we invite you to join us for a…

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  • Virtual Book Club Jun15

    Virtual Book Club

    Participate in the Seton Shrine’s Book Club and explore the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton as she trusted in God, fought for what she believed in, and left a legacy in the charism of charity.  We will be reading Elizabeth Seton: American Saint, written by Catherine O’Donnell, and we invite you to join us for a…

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  • Virtual Book Club Jun22

    Virtual Book Club

    Participate in the Seton Shrine’s Book Club and explore the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton as she trusted in God, fought for what she believed in, and left a legacy in the charism of charity.  We will be reading Elizabeth Seton: American Saint, written by Catherine O’Donnell, and we invite you to join us for a…

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  • Virtual Book Club Jun29

    Virtual Book Club

    Participate in the Seton Shrine’s Book Club and explore the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton as she trusted in God, fought for what she believed in, and left a legacy in the charism of charity.  We will be reading Elizabeth Seton: American Saint, written by Catherine O’Donnell, and we invite you to join us for a…

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  • Virtual Book Club Jul6

    Virtual Book Club

    Participate in the Seton Shrine’s Book Club and explore the life of Elizabeth Ann Seton as she trusted in God, fought for what she believed in, and left a legacy in the charism of charity.  We will be reading Elizabeth Seton: American Saint, written by Catherine O’Donnell, and we invite you to join us for a…

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  • Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Birthday Celebration Aug30

    Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton 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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  • Pilgrimage for the Sea Services Oct4

    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 Cemetery Walk Oct16

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walk

    Back from the Dead Cemetery Walks take place October 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and November 1 in the historic cemetery at the Seton Shrine, located at 339 South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg, MD. Learn more about the walk in the video below.     On the Cemetery Walk, as a guide leads you through the dark…

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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