The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

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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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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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'Seeker to Saint' Explores Mother Seton's Life

Watch 'I Am a Mother,' the latest video in the series

The hardships and joys of Elizabeth Ann Seton's life are explored in a dynamic new monthly video series that explores the amazing legacy of the first American-born saint.

Watch it now

'Seeker to Saint' Explores Mother Seton's Life

Watch 'I Am a Mother,' the latest video in the series

The hardships and joys of Elizabeth Ann Seton's life are explored in a dynamic new monthly video series that explores the amazing legacy of the first American-born saint.

Watch it now

Visiting the Seton Seton from Virtually Anywhere They say when one door closes, another door opens.
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News Release: Shrine Debuts New Series The first video, "I Am a Mother" is out now.
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The Intertwined Lives of the President’s Daughter and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Luci Baines Johnson’s life journey has been marked with connections to the saint.
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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